Ask a Librarian

Williams Library provides a variety of reference services to the Northern State University academic community. Check below for the reference option that best suits your needs (Email, IM, Text, Phone).

E-mail form

  • Indicate whether you are NSU student, faculty or staff
  • Include an e-mail address to which we can reply
  • Expect a response within 24 hours, except for weekends and holidays

Instant Message - Librarians will be online at various times. Add our screenname to your buddies list or friend us:

  • MSN:
  • Yahoo: nsu_librarian
  • GTalk:
  • AIM: nsulibrarians
  • Facebook: Beulah Williams
  • Twitter: nsu_librarian

OR use the chat box on the right.
(If the light is green, we are available.)

Text Message via AIM

You can send an IM from your cell phone without having to log into a mobile AIM application. Here's how:

  • Address message to "246246"
  • Make nsulibs the first word
  • Type your message
  • Hit send!


*605 626-3018

*Toll free at 800 678-5330 (press 1 for Admissions)

In Person

Stop in to see our reference librarians or reference assistants at the reference desk (check the Library Hours).