The library has provided quite a few ways to contact us with your questions including phone, email, IM, research consultations and the reference desk on the first floor of Perkins. Take a look at the Ask a Librarian page for more details.
Now you can ask questions just by texting us. Send us a question via text message and you’ll get an answer on your mobile device within minutes. Send a message to 265010 (that’s right, just six digits), enter ‘dukeref:’ followed by your question and send.
This can be handy if:
- You’re on the bus and you want to confirm that the library is open
- You want to see if that book on reserve is available right now
- You’re in the library and you can’t seem to locate your book or get the shelves to move
- You have a research question and you just love to talk with your thumbs
Messages are limited to 160 characters and texting rates apply. But if you like to text, you knew that already.