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Fall/Spring Chat Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 10:00pm

Holiday, finals, and intersession hours may vary.

This service is intended to answer short, factual questions from the students, faculty, and staff of MSU.

If not affiliated with MSU, please use this service only if your question concerns the university or some unique resource of the university or library.


The library offers a texting service to answer short, factual questions.
Text a Librarian at (417) 708-9463 during reference desk hours. Standard texting fees will apply.

Research Consultation Service

The Research Consultation Service is an in-depth advisory service about specific library research processes and resources. This service, provided by librarians at Meyer Library, provides one-on-one assistance for students, staff, and faculty of Missouri State University. Consultations can be face-to-face or virtual.

Email Reference

Email-based reference service to ask factual questions requiring short answers.

Telephone and Walk-in Assistance

Librarians, staff, and student assistants are on duty to give directions, assist with database searching and reference collection use, and help with research problems. Just ask for assistance at one of our public service desks or call 417-836-4535.