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Ask-A-Librarian service is designed to provide brief, factual answers to your reference questions via e-mail or phone. If your question is more in-depth or requires research, please plan a visit to Main Library or contact the library telephone reference center at (313) 481-1400 during regular library hours.

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If you do not receive a response within five business days, please e-mail your question directly to: askalibrarian@detroitpubliclibrary.org from your email account.



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