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Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? 

Appointments are available at the Jacksonville Main Library Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Schedule your appointment here!

Book-A-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.

We can help with: 

  • Book-A-Librarian AssistanceComputer, Internet, and social media basics
  • Using the library’s online resources
  • Learning to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby and OverDrive
  • Researching a topic
  • Finding a good read, for you, your children or your book group
  • Job assistance: job searching, cover letter and resume writing, and filling out job applications
  • Small business and non-profit grant assistance
  • Genealogy research
  • And more!

Unfortunately, we are unable to:

  • Offer specific advice (we can direct you towards reputable sources of information)
  • Provide data entry
  • Type or proofread documents
  • Set up or install new software on personal devices

Appointments are required.


How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment using our Book-A-Librarian form.

Who is eligible to make an appointment?
This service is available to both adult OCPL cardholders and adult non-cardholders.

Where do I go?
Please come to the Main Library in Jacksonville and let a staff member at the Public Services/Circulation Desk know that you have arrived for your Book-A-Librarian appointment.

How long is each session?
Each appointment is scheduled for 1 hour.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
To cancel or reschedule your requested appointment, please call 910-455-7350, ext. 1421 or 1422 or send an email to Public Services.