Ask a Librarian

Our librarians are available throughout the year (availability varies by service) to answer reference questions from members of the University of Richmond community or questions about the University of Richmond and its library collections.

If you are not affiliated with the University, please contact your local public library.

Email or Phone

Email us your reference question
or contact the librarian who specializes in your topic.


Text us from your mobile device at 804-277-9ASK (804-277-9275). Texting service is available the same days and hours as Chat. See below.


Chat is monitored during the regular semester the following times:

Mon. - Thur.: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri.: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sun.: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Personal Research Session

If you need research assistance, make an appointment with a librarian.

Walk-In Assistance

Visit the main service desk at Boatwright Library or the front desk at the Music Library. For locations, check the campus map.

How Do I?...

Check for answers to frequently answered questions at Ask Boatwright.