Ask a Librarian
As our mission statement says, we are here to help you navigate our virtual sea of resources by employing professional librarians who welcome your questions and challenges. We serve children, teens, adults, seniors and those with special needs of all kinds. The Tompkins County Public Library offers reference service in several convenient ways.
We invite you to visit our beautiful facility and stop by our reference desks in both Adult Services and Youth Services. We will gladly answer your questions. Please check our hours.
Adult Services Reference
Youth Services Reference
Ask a Librarian Email Reference
Submit your question via our online form.
Reference Online Chat
Ask Us 24/7 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You will NOT be chatting with a librarian at Tompkins County Public Library and may not even be chatting with a librarian in our community, but you will be chatting with a reference librarian.
For more information on this service, visit tcpl.org/research/ask-247.php.