Ask a Librarian

Help yourself! Before asking your question, check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Research & Course Guides; the answer to your question may already be there. The Forms & Services pages have additional information. Use Campus IT Support for questions that are not library-related.


Online chat with a librarian (via your web browser) is available 24/7/365 via our live online reference system.

You may chat with UW-Milwaukee librarians whenever the Ask a Librarian Desk is staffed. [hours] At other times you may chat with other librarians, who will help you with using our library collections and services.

Please note that during busy times, there may be a delay in responding.

See Services and Research Assistance for additional information, such as service parameters and user responsibilities.


Please fill out the Ask a Librarian via E-Mail form to send your question.

In Person

Visit the Ask a Librarian Desk, (located on the first floor, west wing) for help using the library. [hours]

For in-depth assistance, a research consultation service is available.


You can reach us by phone at (414) 229-4659.

Postal Mail

The mailing address for the UWM Libraries is: P. O. Box 604, Milwaukee WI 53201-0604.


You can send a facsimile to us at (414) 229-6766.