Ask-a-Librarian Chat 

Get research help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our Ask-A-Librarian service. Librarians, either through Tyler Libraries or another academic institution, are available to answer questions about research, citations and library services anytime.  

Chat services are available 24/7; however, you can connect directly with the Tyler Libraries staff during the following times: 
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Outside of these hours, texts will be answered the next business day.  After the Tyler staff hours, chat librarians may be with the VCCS or other academic institutions. If they are unable to assist, follow-up tickets will be sent to the Tyler Libraries. 

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To connect with the Tyler Libraries outside of chat hours, please make an appointment to schedule a research consultation with a librarian. The Tyler Libraries' librarians are available by appointment, Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.. We will also accommodate appointments outside of these times. 


You can also call us at 804-706-5198 (Chester) or 804-594-1519 (Midlothian) or email us .

Please review the library hours before visiting campus for in-person assistance.