Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian connects Homewood Library cardholders with a librarian for one-on-one help and skill-building. This free service is ideal for complicated questions and in-depth instruction on how to use the catalog, databases, and the Internet. 

Sessions are typically one hour or less, with a maximum of two sessions per month.

Sessions may be booked Mondays through Fridays, morning or afternoon.

Request a Book a Librarian Session.

Typical Book a Librarian Sessions

Introduction the the Library

  • Building tour
  • Website tour
  • Introduction to the catalog – how to find an item, place holds, manage your account
  • Research beyond Google – using online research tools
  • Downloading eBooks and other digital materials
  • Help finding a good book or movie
  • Overview of online genealogy research tools

Basic Computer Skills

  • Introduction to the computer for the person who has never used one
  • Using a mouse, keyboarding, managing files and folders
  • Setting up and using an email account
  • Internet basics

During a Book a Librarian session, we cannot:

  • Offer advice (e.g. medical, legal, investment) except to advise you of reputable sources of evaluative information 
  • Assist you with completing your taxes
  • Assist you with troubleshooting or maintenance on personal computers
  • Set up a laptop
  • Assist with credit card transactions
  • Type documents

Schedule a Session

Complete the request form.  We will respond to discuss your topic and to schedule a session. Three business days advance notice is required.  Check in at the Library Services desk.

To cancel or reschedule please call 708-978-0121 ext. 216.