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Reference Services

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The Reference area is responsive to the information and instructional needs of the ISU community. It provides assistance to patrons (both students and faculty) as they use library materials in pursuit of research and curriculum related information needs.

The Reference Desk is located on the first floor of the library. Reference assistance is also available in the following ways:

  • By telephone at: (812) 237-2580, or for the deaf or hearing impaired: TDD: (812) 237-4450
  • Via e-mail using our Ask a Librarian Service. You can expect to receive a response within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
  • Through our chat service during library hours using Reference Live!
Distance Education Library Services

Distance learning students have direct access to the Reference Desk for help with research related questions. Please check the ISU Services for Distance Education Students web page for more information.