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 name in the form below and click the Ask button.  A librarian will be with you soon.


When Can I Use This Service?

  • Monday-Thursday:10am to 5:00pm
  • Friday: 10am to 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • 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.


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 email us.