Chat with DesignLab

DesignLab’s chat and text service is intended for current students, faculty and staff of UW-Madison. SMS messages received from non-UW affiliates may be terminated.

What are the DesignLab Chat and Text Hours?
Chat and text staff will be online when DesignLab is open at College Library. Texts sent after hours will not be responded to until we are online again.

The current semester hours are:
Mondays          1 – 5 pm
Tuesdays          1 – 7 pm
Wednesdays    11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays        1 – 5 pm
Fridays             11 am – 3 pm

***We will open for the fall semester on Wednesday, September 8th.

Are session transcripts saved?
Yes, transcripts are saved and used by DesignLab and the UW-Madison Librarians in order to improve our services to you.

How do I start a chat?
Click on the button to the right to get started chatting!

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Begin chatting by clicking on this button

Begin a text conversation by clicking on this button (phones only)