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If chat is closed for the night, please submit your question and we will get back to you the next morning. The Information Desk is available during library hours so feel free to reach out in-person or call (417)-836-4700 if immediate assistance is needed. 

*Holiday, finals, intersession, breaks, and inclement weather hours may vary.


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