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Virtual Book-a-Librarian

Get help at home from your friendly librarian!

We are happy to provide one-on-one virtual technology and reference assistance using Zoom for Highland Park Public Library cardholders by appointment.  Request an appointment by filling out the online form below.  We will try to accommodate your preferences. This service is for residents of Highland Park.

Typical Book-a-Librarian sessions may include:

  • How to use and download Library electronic resources such as eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, music and/or video 
  • Intro to Library resources, the Library catalog or the Library website 
  • Help finding your next book or author to read 
  • How to research a topic using the Library's online databases 
  • Other questions you may have about computers, computer programs or the internet 

What are the procedures for Book-a-Librarian?

  • Book-a-Librarian is a service for Highland Park Public Library adult cardholders
  • Sessions are up to 30 minutes long
  • Sessions are by appointment and are scheduled in advance
  • You may have up to one session a week

How do I schedule a session?

Complete the online form with as much information as possible. Let us know what you would like help with and what day and time of day are most convenient for you (evening and weekend appointments may be limited). We will get in touch with you to discuss your topic and to schedule a session as soon as possible.

I need to cancel my session. What’s the best way to do this?
Send an email to newmeddept@hplibrary.org. We will help you reschedule your session.

Where do I go for my Book-a-Librarian session?

You will receive an email invitation to a private Zoom meeting. On the day and time of your meeting click on the link in the email to be admitted to the session.