Ask a Librarian

Our reference librarians are available to assist students and faculty with research and the use of library resources via email, texting, online chat, phone and in person.

Live chat

Our Ask a Librarian 24-hour service is transitioning to a new platform this summer. We’ll be back in time for fall term — maybe sooner. Thank you for your patience.

Text a Librarian

Text the word muhelp to #66746 and enter your question. There is no fee for this service, but normal text message rates may apply.

You can now reach librarians by text message during the posted hours (all times Pacifc Standard Time):

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Live Chat and Text a Librarian

When Shoen librarians are not available for chat or texting, librarians from Answerland partner institutions are on hand to assist you with your research questions. However, they do not have access to your specific account information. Please contact Shoen Library for questions regarding account status, renewals and similar matters.

Shoen Library Reference Librarians

Shoen Library Reference Desk
Phone: 503.534.7040
reference@marylhurst.edu

Ask A Librarian - 24/7 Online Chat

Our Ask a Librarian 24-hour service is transitioning to a new platform this summer. We'll be back in time for fall term -- maybe sooner. Thank you for your patience. 

Shoen Library Reference Desk
Phone 503.534.7040
reference@marylhurst.edu