Book a Librarian

Book a librarian

Make an appointment with a Librarian to get in-depth assistance with London Public Library's digital collections, databases, and online resources.

If you need assistance downloading an eBook, finding business, government, health or community information or if you would like an in-depth demonstration of how to use library resources, we can help!

Frequently Asked Questions

This free service is available to anyone. We encourage everyone to sign up for a Library card in order to make the best use of our resources and services. Need a London Public Library card? Get a temporary account here!

This is not a research service. This is a service designed to help you make the best use of our library resources and collections and get you started on your research.


Book a Librarian service cannot:

  • offer advice (e.g., medical, legal, investment, tax preparation) except to advise users of reliable sources of information
  • type or proofread your document, resume, cover letter, etc.
  • offer troubleshooting or maintenance help with personal computers

Library computer classes are not available at this time.

We will look at your appointment request and determine the best person on our staff to help you based on expertise and availability. Your information needs will determine who is best suited to assist you.

Appointments will usually last around 1 hour. If more time is needed, you may schedule another appointment through our website.

Complete the online appointment request form. Include as much detail as possible. We will contact you with more information or to set up an appointment. Staff can assist you with the online form by calling (519) 661-4600.

We can arrange to help in-person, via telephone or over email.

Call (519) 661-4600 or email to cancel your appointment.


How it works

  1. Request an appointment using the form below
  2. A librarian will reply to your request as soon as possible. Please allow up to 2 days for a response.
  3. You will be contacted by a Librarian via email or to arrange a mutually convenient time to speak on the telephone.
  4. For quick phone or email reference questions, please contact us at (519) 661-4600 or at





If you have other questions about this service please see our the Book a Librarian FAQs below.

Preferred method of contact
Please enter your full London Public Library card number or barcode, with no spaces (Example: 22104123456789)


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