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UW-Madison Libraries Orientation Template : Getting Help

Expect to have questions throughout your time as a student at UW-Madison.

Student getting help from an instructor in the College Library WisCEL space

Ask a Librarian!

Two librarians standing outside in red t-shirts

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get help from UW-Madison Libraries staff.

Librarians are here to help you no matter what your question is–from finding sources for a paper, to accessing online resources, to finding a building on campus, library staff are here to help!

You can connect with a librarian via our Ask A Librarian service, which includes:

  • Virtual chat

  • Email

  • Call/text

  • Walk-up desk

  • Scheduled appointments

Library Research Tutorials

For help getting started with your research, you can also read and view online Library Research Tutorials. These text, video, and interactive overviews provide help on conducting research and accessing library resources and services. They’re designed to help you be successful in your research and learning.

Student getting help from a library staff member at a deskIf you have questions about anything during your career at UW-Madison, remember: Ask a Librarian! Even if we don’t know the answer, we will help you to find someone who does. We look forward to supporting you throughout your time here at UW-Madison.

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