• Ask a Librarian

    Reference librarians are committed to making it easy for you to contact us:

    • Send a text to the librarian at: 503-877-ASK1 (503-877-2751). Usage charges from your carrier may apply.
    • Meet with us in person at the Reference Desk, on the main floor of the library
    • Call us at the Reference Desk at 503-491-7516  
    • Email us directly at  reference@mhcc.edu  
    • Leave us a message using the form below

    How to leave a message for the librarians

    • Be as complete as possible when asking a question. The more specific you are, the more likely that the information you receive from us will be what you are looking for.
    • We can provide reference assistance, library instruction, and answer brief questions for you. For more complex or detailed questions, you may be asked to speak directly with a reference librarian.
    • We will make every attempt to answer questions within 24 hours. Questions submitted over weekends will be addressed Mondays, excluding holidays. Questions submitted during breaks between school terms will not be responded to until the beginning of the next term.
    • Questions will be responded to by email or telephone.
    • All questions are confidential.

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