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 circ@spu.edu)

Chat: 

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

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

Messages: 

Contact the Reference Librarian at 206-281-2419 (messages only during the library closure)

  • During the hours the Reference Desk is open we strive to respond to messages left at this number within one to two hours.
  • Questions asked during the evenings and weekends will be responded to by the next business day.

Call/Text:

Contact the Reference Librarian at 503-662-2757 (call or text our remote service/Google Voice number)

  • During the hours the Reference Librarian is on duty we should answer immediately unless we are assisting other patrons, then we strive to respond to messages left at this number within one to two hours.
  • Questions asked during the evenings and weekends will be responded to by the next business day.

Email:

 Contact the Reference Librarian at reference@spu.edu.

  • During the hours the Reference Librarian is on duty 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 business day.

Full Reference Desk Schedule