Text A Librarian

Use your cell phone to text a message to a Snow College Librarian! Text 66746 and start your first message with the keyword snowlib.

Sample screenshot for text reference message

Example:
snowlib what are your hours?

(Replies to our responses do not need to start with snowlib.)

What kinds of questions should I ask using Text A Librarian? 

Use Text A Librarian for simple, quick questions of up to 160 characters, that can be answered in 320 characters or less. Ask research questions requiring lengthy or detailed responses by using one of the other options listed at the Ask a Librarian page.

What kind of response will I get? 

Questions sent during our current text service hours will receive a prompt response. Responses will come as two messages if they exceed 160 characters.

Questions sent outside of service hours receive an automated response and will be answered the next service day.

Text Service Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 12:00 am

Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 5:00pm to 11:00 pm

Exceptions for holidays and summer term

Text message reference service is not available when the Snow College Library is closed. 

Text a Librarian is private and secure: 

  • Our text-to-chat service (Mosio) assigns a random User ID number to each patron.
  • Your phone number is never visible to us at any time.
  • Your phone number is not accessible by us.
  • Your provider's standard rates apply.