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Reference Desk Hours (all times CDT):
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 10:45 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 9:45 PM
(See the hours page for exceptions.)

By Phone: (251) 460-7044 (Room Reservations: 251-460-7043)
By Email: Email us at, and we'll answer as soon as possible during open hours.
By Chat: Activate a chat session by clicking the button below during open hours
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By Text Message: Text "send usabiolib" followed by your question to 246246 (AIMAIM) during the times listed below. The easiest way to remember is to add 246246 to the contact list on your phone with "send usabiolib" in the name field. Some phones also allow you to create templates for text messages, which would let you save the beginning of the message to pull up anytime. Feel free to contact Technology Librarian Andrea Wright for more tips on this or using the mobile web in your research.
In Person: Visit us any time during open hours on the 2nd floor in Baugh Biomedical Library on Campus or on the third floor of the University Medical Center. You can also make an appointment for an extended research session with a librarian, any time.
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