You are here: Home / Library / Services & Policies Folder / Reference and Research Services

Reference and Research Services

Reference services provide patrons with help in finding library materials within the MLC library and from sources outside the library.

Reference Librarians help people...

  • find information on a topic
  • develop research strategies for papers and projects
  • search the library catalog, article databases, and the internet
  • locate facts and statistics

We also...

  • answer questions about the services and resources of the MLC library
  • provide instruction on the research process and the use of the library
  • refer people to information sources beyond the library
  • Interlibrary loan of books and other material from other branch libraries in the same library system, or from a cooperating library anywhere in the world.

Contact the Reference Librarian. eMail

Reference 24/7

AskMN – The Librarian Is In! CHAT

An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.