Know It Now

KnowItNow is the place where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy their general curiosity, 7:00 am to 1:00 am, seven days a week. You can get answers to your questions through a web-based chat session or on your phone via text.

Whether you're a college student needing help with a research paper, a middle school student needing ideas for your science fair project, or anyone looking for suggestions for a good book to read, KnowItNow is here to help you find what you are looking for. Although KnowItNow librarians cannot provide tutoring assistance, they can provide authoritative, helpful information to get you heading in the right direction for homework assignments, research projects, or any other information needs.

But you don't have to be a student to use KnowItNow. The librarians staffing our service are also able to help with any information you might be looking for, whether it be for work, home, or just to answer your curiosity.

Go To Know It Now on the Web

For the text-based service, just text the word "knowitnow" to 66746 for brief instructions, or simply begin your text message with the word "knowitnow" and send it. Any kind of question is welcome; however, those that can be answered with brief, factual information are most effectively handled through texting. KnowItNow does not charge for any of its services, but phone carriers' regular text message and data rates apply.