The Fayetteville Public Library is pleased to offer a free Book a Librarian service to the community. 

If you would like one-on-one help, please contact us by submitting the Book a Librarian Appointment Request Form for a free half-hour consultation with a reference librarian. You will receive a response within 3 business days.

Please note that this is not a research service. It is a reference service designed to help teach you how to utilize our databases, collections, and assist with basic computer needs. 

  1. Who is eligible to make an appointment?  This free service is available to anyone.  We encourage you to register for a library card in order to make the best use of our resources and services.  Some library databases require your library card to access information.
  2. How long are appointments?  Appointments last around 30 minutes.
  3. Is there anything I cannot get with the service?
    • This is not a research service.This is a reference service designed to help teach you how to utilize our databases, collections, and assist with basic computer/tablet needs.
    • In-depth questions cannot be handled within the half-hour appointment window.  Please ask the librarian about upcoming classes for more detailed learning.
  4. Do you offer additional instruction?  The library offers a variety of classes teaching computer topics and the library’s databases.  Classes are free, but require registration.  Check our online calendar or ask a librarian about upcoming class offerings.
  5. Who will be helping me?  We will look at your appointment request and determine the best person to assist you based on expertise and availability.
  6. How do I make an appointment?  Complete the Book a Librarian Appointment Request Form and a librarian will contact you within 3 business days to set up an appointment.
  7. Where will my appointment take place?  Appointments take place at the Fayetteville Public Library. The librarian you are meeting with will let you know where to meet.
  8. How can I cancel an appointment?  For cancellations, either contact the librarian you are scheduled to meet or contact the Reference Desk at 479.856.7250 or questions@faylib.org.