Need individual, uninterrupted help from one of our friendly librarians? Welcome to Book-A-Librarian!

The Book-A-Librarian service allows you to reserve appointments with librarians for up to one hour of uninterrupted, personalized reference assistance.

Book-A-Librarian if you need:

Training in the library's online research databases for some school, business, genealogy and other research
Library tours and instruction in use of the library catalog
Help with general computer basics, including internet navigation and word processing
Help with selected government and employment resources

Note: Librarians are not legal, medical or tax professionals. Some questions or topics may lead to referral to these or other information providers.

To schedule an appointment, fill out a Book-a-Librarian Appointment Request or call any JCPL branch and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. A librarian will respond to your request within three business days. Appointments take place at the library during normal operating hours.

If you have a quick question for a reference librarian, use our Ask a Librarian chat service during normal library hours. You can also text your questions to 317-900-4LIB (4542).