AskRI Survey

We want to hear your feedback about – the Office for Library and Information Services has set up a quick survey about us and our services. Take a minute and let us know what you think about us and the services we’ve been providing! Take the survey here.

AskRI chat closed Dec. 24 & 25

AskRI’s online chat service will be closed today and tomorrow. All other online services will remain available, with the exception of, which will be unavailable December 25th. As an early reminder, our chat will also be closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Full launch of the updated LearningExpress on Nov. 1

October 31st will be the last day to switch over from the previous of LearningExpress to the updated LearningExpress Library 3(also known as LEL 3).  Some of the features that the updated interface includes are the introduction of Learning Centers which reorganize subjects for easier navigation, an improved search function, software tutorials, and a full index of available courses and resources.  Accounts made on the previous version of LearningExpress will not transfer over to LEL 3, so we encourage patrons to finish up their coursework and then create a new account.  For libraries that offer a direct link to LearningExpress, we highly recommend that the link is updated to the following: The current link will not be functional following the full switch to LEL 3 on November 1st.

July AskRI updates

New promotional materials:
AskRI now has more promotional materials available: Post-Its, pens, and bumper stickers! They are now available alongside all of the promotional materials from our databases, on our Promotional Materials Order Form.

AskRI survey:
We are running a short survey of multiple choice questions regarding AskRI, and its use by libraries. Please take a moment to fill it out!

Expanded resources:
Our Job Seeker and Health & Nutrition Centers are rapidly growing to extensive pages of helpful links. For example, is going to be a featured site of ours, providing reviews by employees at thousands of businesses. Glassdoor offers special access to these reviews and more to library patrons, if they access through
Our Kids section is also expanding, with a new page called Click, Play, Learn! full of educational games.