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Please contact us for further assistance. We can answer questions, provide instruction in how to access and utilize the library's varied information resources (both electronic and print), and refer you to other helpful contacts both in the University Libraries and beyond.

Contact Information
Web Form:

Ask a Question anytime (receive an email response)

Instant Messaging:
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Text Messaging:

309-948-6552 (309-WIU-6552)


For questions that require more detailed assistance or screen sharing, you can schedule a consultation with a reference librarian. Just use the Web Form, state that you would like to schedule a consultation, and tell us about your research need.



Toll Free Phone:

1-800-413-6544 (U.S. only)


Malpass Library, Main Floor (2nd level). Current Hours

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