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We all get by with a little help from our friends
Ya' gotta try with a little help from your friends.


Ask the Virtual Reference Desk Librarian

"Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madams, greeting punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs, and pimping their books. That's rubbish, of course, but it does wonders for the image of librarians." -- Guy Browing, The Guardian.

Digital Reference Services - The Virtual Reference Desk


The Virtual Reference Desk
( announces the DIG_REF Listserv. a forum for the growing number of people and organizations answering the questions of users via the Internet. From Ask-an-Expert (AskA) services to libraries, an increasing number of organizations are creating digital reference services to provide expert information and reference help.Need Homework Help?

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List of libraries providing virtual reference services

The word Wiki is a shorter form of Wiki Wiki (weekie, weekie) which is from the native language of Hawaii, where it is commonly used as an adjective to denote something 'quick' or 'fast'."

LIS Wiki - This list is for libraries with some form of synchronous or chat services. An exhaustive list of libraries offering other virtual reference services is nowadays akin to a list of libraries that offer telephone service; to search the thousands of library sites which employ e-mail links or simple web feedback forms, see Libweb (


The American Bar Association has help organized by state. It carries a special page for finding free help.

AskNow law librarian service lets you ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California. The AskNow law librarian service is available:

8 a.m.–5 p.m. & 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
8 a.m.–6 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Live Reference staff are not available on Holidays

Virtual Cybrarian - Librarian Indexing Resources
What skills and knowledge to librarians possess that search engines don't?