Library Chat: Ask Now

Ask us your question via Library Chat:

Hours of Service

Library Chat is available 24/7. UP Librarians and student reference assistants monitor Library Chat during all the hours the library is open. During the regular term, the hours are:

Days Hours
M - Th 9:00 a.m. - midnight
F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sa 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Su 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

When UP librarians and student reference assistants aren't available, librarians from Answerland and partner libraries are available to answer questions through Library Chat.

Library Chat questions will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis. If desk staff is busy helping patrons in-person, it may take a bit longer to answer your question.

As an alternative, please feel free to email us at, call the Research Desk at 503.943.7788, or visit us in person.

Chat Safety

For your safety, please do not send sensitive information (such as your password, ID #, etc) via chat. Also, do not send or download files through chat, as they may contain viruses.