Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian allows you to reserve a free half hour session with a reference librarian at the Austin Public Library. We can help with your research paper, show you how to find competitors for your business, or assist you with library resources such as downloadable ebooks and databases.

Fill out the form below. A librarian will contact you within 1-2 business days, and a session will be scheduled within a week of contact unless a later date is desired.

  • For one or two people, the session will last up to 30 minutes.
  • For groups of three or more, the session will last up to one hour.

Additional appointments can be requested with a maximum of two appointments per month.

For quick, email reference questions, use Ask a Librarian. For a tour, please use the Group Library Visit Request form.

How can we contact you?
Please note that this is not a research service. It is designed to help you learn how to use our collections. We do not provide medical, legal or business advice or opinions. We cannot type or proofread documents. We do not offer technical support or troubleshooting except when it relates to library resources.