Reduced Library Services & Hours The Tyler Libraries will be operating with reduced services and hours beginning May 5, 2021. Read more about this announcement

Ask a Librarian

Ask-a-Librarian Chat 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a librarian is waiting online to answer your questions in a personal, confidential chat.

Chat via text now!  1-804-331-9444

The Tyler Libraries are available via text and online chat Monday - Friday. Text us now or start a chat! Use the button or widget below to start chatting with the Tyler Libraries. Chat services are available 24/7; however,  you can connect directly with the Tyler Libraries staff during the following times: 

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Outside of these hours, texts will be answered the next business day.  After the Tyler Libraries' staff hours, chat librarians may be with the VCCS or other academic institutions. If they are unable to assist, follow-up tickets will be sent to the Tyler Libraries. 

If you want to connect with the Tyler Libraries outside of these hours, please make an appointment.




By Appointment

Schedule a research consultation with a librarian by submitting a request using this form or the button below. The Tyler Libraries' librarians are available by appointment, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.. We will also accommodate appointments outside of these times. 



Connect with Us



Call us at 804-706-5198 (Chester) or 804-594-1519 (Midlothian).


Walk-In Assistance

Please review the library hours before visiting campus for in-person assistance.