Ask a Librarian!


If you have any questions that you would like our reference staff to try and answer, you can submit a question using the following form. This service is intended primarily for residents of Posey County, Indiana, and others who hold an APL borrower's card. This form may not be the best place to ask your question. If the library is open, you can always call 812-838-3286. If you live outside the local calling area, your best strategy will usually be to contact your local public, school, college or university library.

Each question submitted goes into a library-wide e-mail box, and will be read and answered by Alexandrian Public Library Reference staff. We will make every effort to respond to your question within two working days. Please keep your question as clear and precise as possible.

You can also IM a Librarian if you'd like to speak to someone in real time.

What we can do:

  • We can answer simple factual questions.
    • Who was...?
    • When did...?
    • What is the address of...?
  • We can refer you to other sources.
    • Web sites
    • Other libraries
    • Organizations that address the topic of your question
  • We can answer your questions about the library and library services.

What we cannot do:

  • Lengthy research
  • Complex questions
  • Questions requiring interpretation or analysis
  • Homework assignments (although we can help if they fall under the guidelines above)
  • Medical or legal advice

We reserve the right to leave unanswered questions which we consider pointless, meaningless, vulgar, hateful, or indecent.

Items in bold must be completed for the question to be submitted via our website.

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