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Reference desk extends summer hours through instant messaging

The reference desk at Firestone Library is extending its summer hours through instant messaging.

Building on a successful online program offered this spring, the desk has started a Summer Chat Reference Service that runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. While the library is open until 11 p.m. those days, the reference desk closes at 4:30 p.m.

Princeton students, faculty and staff can now ask reference questions during the evening hours by using their AOL, Yahoo, MSN or ICQ accounts. Patrons should simply add "LIBCHATPUL" to their buddy lists for AOL, Yahoo and MSN or add 217761456 for ICQ.

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