The Xavier librarians are happy to offer chat reference assistance via instant messaging (IM) to Xavier University students, faculty, staff, and guests.

How do I do it?

It's simple! Just type your question in the form below and click the Ask button.


When can I use this service?

  • Monday-Thursday:10am to 6pm
  • Friday: 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: not available

Hours may be subject to change during holidays, breaks, and finals. To see exceptions to normal hours, check the library's hours page.

Can I chat after hours?

After hours use OhioLINK's Know It Now chat service.

What kind of questions can I ask?

Use this service to ask simple, quick questions that can be answered in brief responses. Some responses may appear as 2 messages. To ask lengthy questions or questions requiring lengthy, detailed answers, please use one of the other Ask Us options.