Live Chat Research Assistance

The one-on-one live assistance is provided by the URI librarians staffing the Reference & Research Help Desk at the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons.

  • Use the live chat widget in this page or Ask a Librarian app for iOS and Android.
  • Once you ask a question, the librarian can guide you in your research or help you find quickly-located factual information.
  • If you are unable to reach a librarian during the hours of service, or if you need assistance at another time, please stop by or call one of the URI Reference & Research Help Desks.
  • Please note that your online reference interaction may be logged for quality assurance.


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