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Services Offered via Chat

The Library's Chat Service is staffed predominantly by the Library's Student Employees during its regular hours.

Our student employees can help answer several questions:

  • Help with locating a citation
  • Assist with making an interlibrary loan request
  • Basic Library Questions (Hours)

Our chat service can't be used for:

  • In-depth research assistance
  • Sustained literature searches


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24/7 Global Cooperative

Knowing that students sometimes may need help even after the library closes, the Library has invested in a Global Chat Cooperative. The cooperative is made up of libraries that pool their times in order to provide 24/7 coverage to students, faculty, and staff. For us at The Chicago School, it means that students can access assistance with basic help questions when the library is closed.