Text a Librarian Service

Use your cell phone to text a message to a Hawkeye librarian!

  1. Text 66746
  2. Start your first message with the keyword hawkeyelib.

This service is available during our regular business hours.

Save us in your contacts and text us when you’re on the go.

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

Use Text a Librarian for simple, quick questions or to request a study room or renew materials.

Questions requiring lengthy or detailed responses may be submitted via our Ask a Librarian email service.

What kind of response will I get?

Questions sent during our service hours will receive a prompt response.

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

Responses will come as two messages if they exceed 160 characters.

We will ask for your ID #/name when you are requesting a study room or renewing materials, otherwise your identity is anonymous to us.

Text a Librarian is Private and Secure

  • Our text service 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.


Library and Classroom Building
Ask A Librarian

Reserve LIB210

Request Library Instruction

Reserve A Study Room

Library Hours

Text a LibrarianText us at 66746 and start your question with hawkeyelib

Example: hawkeyelib Is the library open on Saturdays?

More info on this service