Ask A Librarian Form
This service is available to faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Northern Illinois University, as well as the general public.
Expect a response within 48 business hours, Monday through Friday excluding holidays. (Questions submitted after 4:30 PM on Fridays will not be read until Monday. Expect a response by 4:30 the following Tuesday.) More information...
More Information about Ask a Librarian
What kinds of questions may I ask?
Any question you might ask at a reference desk in any of our libraries. For example:
Where should I begin to look for information on this topic (in the libraries, the internet, etc.)?
I have looked in all the usual places, where else might I look?
Can you supply me with an address (a quotation source, a correct citation, et al.)?
Who can use it?
Northern Illinois University faculty, staff, students and alumni with e-mail access have priority for this service.
When can I expect a response?
You will receive a response within 48 hours, Monday through Friday excluding weekends and holidays. For example, questions received on Friday will receive a response by the following Tuesday.