Ask a Librarian

Ask our Librarians for reference assistance.  Questions about borrowing or circulation (renews or overdues)? Contact the Front Desk (206-281-2228 or


To chat with a librarian click on the blue box on the lower right of the screen. 

  • If a librarian is logged in, the blue box will say "Chat Now," otherwise you will be prompted to leave us a message.
  • Your chat will be answered by the next available librarian.


Contact the Reference Desk at 206-281-2419.


 Contact the Reference Desk at

  • During the hours the Reference Desk is open we strive to respond to email questions within one to two hours.
  • Questions asked during the evenings and weekends will be responded to by the next day.

Full Reference Desk Schedule