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During a chat session, we will ask you questions that will help us identify the issues and select materials that will help you find your answer. We may request an email address or telephone number for a more in-depth reference interview. We cannot give you legal advice, interpret laws or advise you about a specific course of action because we are not attorneys. We will, however, do our best to find information that will get you started on your research.

If you don’t have time for a chat or have a question after hours, use our email reference form to send us your question. We continually monitor incoming questions and try to respond within 24 hours during the work week. Your questions will take a little bit longer if you use the service on a weekend or holiday.

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