Public Service Desk

We're here to help!

Librarians are ready to assist you!  Use Chat or Email to reach us.  We also offer virtual classroom and one-on-one instruction sessions via Zoom.

  • Chat: Use the button at the bottom right of the screen to chat with us if a librarian is available. If we're offline, you can click through to our list of Frequently Asked Questions or send us a question so we can get back to you later.
  • Email: For short answers when you can wait for a response, send us a question using this form.
    For immediate help, use Chat if it is available.
  • In-Person: All sessions have been moved online.  Zoom sessions are available for individuals and groups. Please contact us via Chat or Email to arrage a session.
  • Make an Appointment: (Limited to current UMSL students, faculty & staff)
    If you need more extensive information, set up an in-depth Research Consultation with a librarian to consult via e-mail, Chat or Zoom.
  • Looking for the Personal Librarian Program?

Additional Help

  • Videos & Tutorials
    Peer reviewed articles, using the Library's web pages, finding full-text articles, searching the Library Catalog, searching Library databases & more
  • Library Research Guides
    Online research guides organized by academic disciplines & various research topics