Welcome to Ask the Libraries, the Chat Reference Service for UC Libraries.

When Chat is available, Connect directly with a UC Librarian or staff member below.

Chat Hours:

Summer Semester 2024 Chat Service will begin Monday, April 29 and be available Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm.

  • During fall and spring semesters, chat is available:
    • Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Friday: 9am - 4pm.
    • Saturday and Sunday - no chat
  • During break periods, chat is available Monday through Friday, 10am - 3pm.
  • Chat Service is unavailable when the libraries are closed for holidays or breaks.