This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
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The Toronto Reference Library Answerline provides free quick reference
service, by phone or e-mail:
Try the real-time online reference at the Internet Public Library
(IPL) reference desk. For more information, visit the IPL at:
http://ipl.sils.umich.edu or telnet to their MOO (Multi-user
Object-Oriented) at: telnet://ipl.sils.umich.edu [logon as "iplmoo"
and, when prompted, type "connect guest".]