Chatstaff & LibraryH3lp

October 1 - September 30

MOBIUS has joined forces with Chatstaff and LibraryH3lp to make a chat reference platform, combined with after-hours virtual reference coverage, available to member libraries. Chatstaff is a group of 100% MLS librarians who provide backup and after-hours service tailored to your patrons and using your library resources. Now you can be sure that your patrons have access to high quality reference service even when your library can't be open. 

How It Works

Basic service includes access to LibraryH3lp through a shared consortial account and after-hours coverage from Chatstaff during the defined MOBIUS coverage hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 5pm to 8am
  • Saturday: 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to Mondays at 8am

Libraries can add proactive coverage, 24/7 coverage, and text messaging services for an additional fee. View the MOBIUS Chatstaff-LibraryH3lp Procedures for more information about how the service works. 

Participating Libraries

  • Avila University
  • Central Methodist University
  • Cottey College
  • Crowder College
  • East Central College
  • Fontbonne University
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Lindenwood University 
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Park University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • St. Louis Community College
  • Stephens College
  • Truman State University
  • University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Webster University/Eden Theological 
  • Westminster College