Ask an ipl2 Librarian Question Form

Use this form if you are under 13 years of age. Ask an adult for help if you need it. If you are over 13 years old, use our adult reference form.

This service runs 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for most of the year. Read more about our service if you wish. Our Ask an ipl2 Librarian Holiday Closure Schedule shows when this service is unavailable or limited.


I. Tell us about you: We need some information about you before we can answer your question.

What is your first name?  
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City, State/Country  
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What grade are you in?
What subject are you asking
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When do you need it?

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II. Your Question:

1. Will you use this information for a school report?(required)

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We can’t do your assignment, but we can help you get started and give you some places to look.

2. Write your question in the following space. (required)

Describe your question or problem. Be as specific as you can!

If you’re doing an assignment, tell us about it.

A real person will read your question, so use complete sentences!

3. How long does your assignment need to be?

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One Paragraph
Half a Page
One Page
Two Pages
Five Pages

4. Are there certain places your teacher does NOT want you to get the answer?

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Text book
Web site

5. List any places you have already looked for the answer.

Don't forget to check your school or public library for answers too! Sometimes the best information isn't on the Internet.

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