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Book a Librarian @ Central Library Appointment Request Form


Need one-on-one personal reference assistance? Whether you need help downloading an e-book, help with finding business, government, or medical information, or would like an in-depth demonstration of how to use the library's databases, we are here to help you.

The LAPL Central Library is pleased to provide a Book a Librarian service to its patrons. The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half-hour session with a reference librarian/subject specialist at Central Library.

In order to receive the best possible service, we highly recommend having a Los Angeles Public Library card. Get a library card.

Terms of service:

  • A librarian will contact you within 2 business days to set up an appointment.
  • You may be contacted by phone or e-mail for more information prior to setting up an appointment, and to determine whether an appointment is the best option for you. For quick e-mail/phone reference questions, please use our Ask a Librarian service.
  • Please note that this is not a research service. It is a reference service designed to guide you and help you make the most of our collections.

If you have other questions about this service, Please see our FAQs.

After using this service, please take a brief survey.

Book a Librarian Appointment Request Form
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