Chat Service

The Library is pleased to offer chat to answer your information needs. Have a question? We can help! Chat with library staff for a timely reading suggestion, accessing e-resources, and much more.

You can also validate your digital library card or renew your existing RHPL card through chat. Join a chat session and staff will connect with you via video conference to confirm your identification.

Chat is available from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and is unavailable on our Days of Closure. Please note that a chat session must begin 15 minutes before 5:00 p.m.

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Ask Us Through Email

Have a quick question? Send your question to us and we will answer/acknowledge it within four business hours. Ask a Librarian inquiries will be answered within four business hours.

We will answer quick, factual reference questions such as:

  • Definitions, dates, names, spellings and web page addresses
  • Brief biographical information, i.e., birth or death dates
  • Addresses/phone numbers for businesses, publishers, organizations, government offices, and associations
  • Suggestions for information resources to meet your research needs
  • Inquiries about Richmond Hill Public Library services