Ask a Librarian


Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET).

Text a librarian

Got a question?

Text 66746 then start your first message with the keyword askvcpl, insert a space, type your question and press “send.”

 Hours for Texting:

Monday – Thursday: 9 am -7 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

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

What is Text a librarian?

The Text a Librarian service provides a convenient way to get information from Volusia County Public Library reference librarians using the text feature on a mobile phone.

What kind of questions should I ask?

This service is best suited for quick questions that are 160 characters or less.

What do I need to use this service?

You need a mobile phone with the text messaging service enabled.

How much does the service cost?

The Volusia County Public Library does not charge for this service. However, your mobile service provider may charge for text messages.