The Ask an Expert: Libraries category is for websites that allow users to submit their own questions for answers. While archives of useful answers and information are useful, in order to get listed in this category, there must be a live human answering questions, not just a search engine or computer.
In addition, this category is for sites that provide this human service free of charge. Answers that are available for a fee should be listed in Ask an Expert: For a Fee. Businesses that are trying to promote their services should be listed according to their industry and/or geography. Forums also are not appropriate for this category, and should be submitted to the relevant subject category, as they are a different type of site and have a different function.
Again, we ONLY want web sites where you can submit questions to a pool of librarians and have them supply an answer.
Oregon's Live Information Service, email or chat live with a reference librarian.
Chat reference service with real-time online assistance by Houston Public Library staff as well as librarians nationwide.
Online form to submit questions to the librarians at the Kentucky Virtual Library.
An online reference service (via email) from the Library of Congress. Live chat available for certain subject areas.
Electronic reference library combining resources of the UK's public libraries. Ask questions and check the archives for previous answers. Find readers' groups and reading links.
During the academic year, reference librarians are willing to answer short reference questions by e-mail.
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