Reference librarians can help you find the
quality information you need, and save you time in the
We maintain particular expertise in the databases and books that make up the Murphy Library reference collection,
and we are happy to assist you in taking advantage of these
powerful, time-saving tools.
here to see the latest additions to the reference collection!
We are also able to help you find resources and use the
services of the entire library.
Beyond that, we can help you successfully navigate and utilize the whole
world of information resources available today.
We're eager to help you!
There are several ways to contact a reference
librarian at Murphy Library:
Staffed by librarians and
per week during fall and
including some weekend and
evening hours. No
appointment necessary. Come visit
- Chat with Librarian
When the indicator is green, contact the reference desk online by clicking on the
the Murphy Library web site.
The Chat service is also offered within
EBSCOhost reference databases.
Appearing under the Search Help label on
the right-hand side of search result
list screens, the Chat box is called:
Ask a Librarian
Text us a question at 608-588-8158 and we'll
text you back from the reference
Ask us a
question via web form or email,
and we'll email you back from
the reference desk.
- Telephone (voice)
Speak with us at
the reference desk by calling 608-785-8508, or
toll-free at 800-881-4454.
Individual Research Consultations
We also offer individual appointments with
reference librarians for
more extensive and personalized research
for Murphy Reference Librarians
While working with one us by email or phone, you can click on
this link to very easily send us a screencast (including audio
if you have a microphone) of what exactly you're seeing on your
Please contact us separately prior to using this tool!