Book a librarian for special help

Everyone knows you can borrow a book from the library.

People can also borrow a librarian.

Sno-Isle Libraries officials said this week that its one-on-one “Book a Librarian” sessions — which started at five libraries in 2008 — are now available at all 21 Sno-Isle community libraries.

Need help downloading an e-book? Not sure where to start on a research project? Want special coaching on basic computer skills?

Librarians in the Sno-Isle system can meet face-to-face with customers who “Book a Librarian” for a free 30- to 60-minute session of personalized help finding information or using technology.

The sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A librarian will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth assistance on topics such as starting an email account, browsing the library’s catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, searching the Internet, using electronic databases through the Sno-Isle website and other computer basics.

Sno-Isle notes its librarians are trained information professionals; if a staff member with expertise in a customer’s area of interest is not available at their preferred community library, Sno-Isle Libraries will find a staff member at another branch to step in and help.

To “Book a Librarian,” contact Sno-Isle Libraries ( to schedule an appointment. Library staff will determine how much time is needed for the session.

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