Ask a Librarian! - Reference and Research Assistance

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  • Email


    No time to call? Send an email and we'll get back to you.

  • Instant Messaging

    Instant Messaging (IM)

    If the box is open and "Ask A Librarian" appears, one of our librarians is online and available to answer your questions. If the chat box is closed, click here to access the AskMN 24/7 statewide chat reference service.


  • Phone


    Call the St. Cloud library at 320-650-2500 and ask to speak with our Reference Librarians during open hours for answers.

  • Educator Request Form

    Educator Request Form

    • A specialized webform for educators to request materials on a specific subject be collected and sent to their closest GRRL location. Please allow at least 1 week for our staff to compile the materials for your request. If you need the information sooner, please call or visit your local library.

  • Book a Librarian Form

    • Book a librarian for a personalized face-to-face session. Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes. After submitting your request, you will be contacted by a librarian to schedule an appointment at the library location of your choice.

  • Recommended Resources

  • Affordable Care Act 

    Affordable Care Act resources

    If you are doing research or simply have an unusual question, feel free to ask for information assistance at the library’s public service desk. Great River Regional Library employs multiple highly skilled reference librarians who love tracking down information.

  • Law Help

    GRRL's LawHelp resources

  • Virtual Reference Shelf

    Virtual Reference Shelf

    A guide to reference sites on the web prepared by the Library of Congress. The Virtual Reference Shelf lists online resources by category as well as linking to other online reference guides.