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.


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.

 Online Chat/IM Service

Chemeketa Chat/IM service is on hiatus temporarily. Answerland has suspended chat reference for the present while it sets up and trains librarians for a new chat reference system.. We'll post information on the library news site as we know more about progress on restoring chat/IM service.

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

Thank you for your patience.