Give your patrons access to virtual reference assistance while on your library’s website and catalog with Ask a Librarian widgets!Ask a Librarian widgets embedded on a web page allow your patrons to contact you by chat, SMS, or email without leaving your website. Chat widgets are created to match the look and feel of your library website. An iframe tag places the AaL hosted widget anywhere on your page. Contact the Ask a Librarian Helpdesk to add or modify a widget for your library.33% of Ask a Librarian chats are from patrons using Ask a Librarian chat widgets embedded in a library website, ILS, or academic CMS.Chat can be configured as button pop-out, in-page, or slide-out. Here are some samples of widgets currently being used by member libraries.Button pop-out chat widgetsEastern Florida State CollegeFlorida SouthWestern State CollegeHeartland Library CooperativePasco-Hernando State CollegeSouth Florida State CollegeSt Petersburg CollegeValencia State CollegeIn-page chat widgetsFAMUFSU LibrariesLeroy Collins Leon County Public LibrarySlideout widgetA slideout widget appears as a tab on the right side of this page.