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Reference services

A page within Murphy Library

Looking for research assistance?

Have a question about doing research or using the library? Librarians are here to help you at every stage of the research process.

Drop-in services

Located on the main floor. No appointment necessary!

Contact us

Call 608.785.8508 or email us with your questions. 


Chat with us

Available on our main page or within many of our databases.


For more advanced research, please fill out a research consultation request.


Spring 2024: January 29 - May 3

Visit a librarian at the reference desk (main floor), call us at 608.785.8508, or web chat with us at the following times:

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Other contacts: Email us or schedule an appointment

Special hours:

March 9 - 17: CLOSED

March 31: CLOSED

May 4 - 10: 

Email or appointment