Reference librarians are available to help you find information during the academic terms for most library hours. You are welcome to call the reference desk at 503.399.5231, chat, or e-mail us using the form below.

 Online Chat/IM Service

Use the widget below, or this accessible link, to chat with a reference librarian. (Please be patient; if a Chemeketa librarian isn't available, another librarian in our cooperative will pick up your chat request, but it may take two or three minutes.)

It's optional to include an e-mail address, but it's strongly recommended; if for some reason your question can't be answered immediately, we'll be able to get back to you with an answer.

A Chemeketa reference librarian will still be available to answer reference questions in person, via phone at 503.399.5231 and via ourĀ e-mail reference form. The library is open during summer term from 8:00 am to 6 pm Monday-Thursday. For other hours, please see our Hours page. Messages will be answered as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.


Have a question? Use the link below to send us a reference question. Please be as specific as possible. To help us, please describe how the information will be used. For example, are you writing a ten page research paper or a five minute speech? Also, what sources have you already searched?

E-mail Reference

Be aware that some questions cannot be easily answered via email or over the telephone. In this case, a visit to the library would be required. During the academic year, a reference librarian will respond to your question within one business day. Due to shorter hours during the summer, responses during the summer term will be within three business days. Questions submitted between terms will not be answered until the next term begins.