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Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian

Get personalized help from library staff—now available remotely. Following social distancing guidelines, our Book-a-Librarian service is currently being offered by phone and via online video sessions only (no in-person appointments at this time).

How Book a Librarian Works

For your Book-a-Librarian request, we match you up with a staff person who has specialized knowledge in the topic or area of interest.

Popular topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Help applying for unemployment benefits, including creating a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account
  • Help finding educational resources for kids learning at home
  • Assistance setting up an email account
  • Help downloading eBooks or audiobooks
  • Help placing hold on library materials
  • Book recommendations

During your one-on-one appointment, that staff person will spend about 30–45 minutes going over the topic or question you have, showing you the best resources available through our library and elsewhere, and helping you learn how to continue to find and use those resources once your appointment is over.

You can schedule a Book-a-Librarian appointment by submitting the following form or by calling your local library.

We will notify you when your appointment has been scheduled. Please allow up to two business days for a response.

Book a Librarian Request Form

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Weekday appointments are available from 10am–5:30pm. Saturday appointments are available from 10am–12pm. All appointments are conducted over the phone or via a video conference session.

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