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PHS Launches Chat Reference

December 11, 2023
Access our chat reference tool by clicking the red "Chat with a Reference Archivist" banner on the left side of the PHS website.

The Presbyterian Historical Society is launching a new chat reference service to assist remote researchers and history enthusiasts around the world. Libchat, the new free platform, allows patrons to chat with archivists about their research questions and receive answers in real time.  

The Society hopes this new service will give patrons the ability to explore Presbyterian history and learn how to gain access to important primary source records at their convenience.

PHS Reference Archivist responds to inquiry via "Chat with a Reference Archivist" tool. 

Libchat can be accessed by clicking the red “Chat with a Reference Archivist” banner that appears on the left side of the PHS homepage. After you start a chat, you will be connected with a staff member who can provide guidance in real time or assign your question to an archivist who can respond via email to questions requiring additional research. 

Have a question about Presbyterian history? Visit and begin your chat.