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Questions? Ask a Librarian!

The next time you need an answer, ask a librarian first!

These days, most people turn to Google when they have a question. But finding information on the web can be tricky, and not entirely accurate. Next time you're stumped, consider asking a librarian. St. Louis County Library has trained librarians who can help with a variety of questions. Of course, librarians are best known for help with traditional research and homework topics, but these days librarians field a number of non-traditional inquiries too. Trying out a new recipe and need help with a measurement conversion? Having trouble locating lyrics to your favorite song? Stumped on a trivia question? Librarians can help locate the answers to these and many other questions. 

The best part about asking a librarian, is that you don't even have to pick up the phone. St. Louis County librarians can be reached via online chatemail and starting February 1, through text! This service can be reached by texting your question to 314-649-SLCL (7525) and is available Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Standard text message rates may apply.  

Instead of sorting through hundreds of Google responses, the next time you need an answer, ask a librarian first.

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