Have a question about research? Assistance is available in person at the Ask Us desk on the 2nd floor of the library or by email, chat, or phone. You can also make an appointment with your subject librarian or one of our peer research consultants for research assistance.
In Person or by Phone
The Ask Us is located on the second floor of the library. Stop by during desk hours or give us a call at 701.777.4629. You can also find contact information for individual librarians on the Subject Librarians list. If you'd like to make a research appointment, see below. There is also more specific information for online affiliates on our Distance Assistance page.
Request an appointment
Request an appointment via Starfish by following our step-by-step instructions:
Have a question unrelated to research?
- For all general questions call 701.777.4644
- For overdues and account questions, email the circulation desk (or call 701.777.4644)
- For interlibrary loan questions, email the ILL Office (or call 701.777.4631)
- For Special Collections and genealogy questions, email Special Collections (or call 701.777.4626)
- Check our contact page for additional options
Our librarians are happy to help you with quick reference questions via our chat service. Chester Fritz Library librarians are available during regular Ask Us desk hours. We do have librarians at participating institutions available to chat with students, faculty, and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Please use the form below to submit a request. Emails are directed to the Ask Us email account, which is only monitored during our Ask Us desk hours. Any question arriving outside desk hours will be answered the following business day.
Ask Us Desk Hours
|Sunday||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
During intersession or class breaks, Ask Us desk hours may vary. Call 701.777.4629 for more information.