The Book-a-Librarian service is an opportunity for Garland residents with Nicholson Memorial Library System cards to receive individual, focused assistance from a professional librarian in a scheduled 30-minute appointment. This service is only available at Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Who is eligible to make an appointment?

This service is open to Garland residents with a Nicholson Memorial Library System card in good standing.

Examples of topics Librarians can help with:

  • Basics of using a computer (Windows)
  • Introduction to e-mail, social media, and/or Microsoft programs
  • Using Libby to acquire e-books and e-audiobooks on your device
  • Basics of using a mobile device or tablet
  • Using library services or library technology

Examples of topics Librarians are NOT able to help with:

  • Librarians are here to guide you to resources and provide some instruction, but we cannot do the research or complete the project for you
  • Advise or direct you regarding medical, legal, or financial decisions. We can refer you to reputable sources of information
  • Provide technical support for personal electronic devices (i.e. hardware/software installation or setup, data recovery, virus/malware removal, security settings, etc). We can provide troubleshooting for library resources
  • Provide specialized training in software - We recommend using Universal Class for in-depth training
  • Type or proofread documents
  • Tutor or provide academic instruction - We recommend using Brainfuse Help Now! for tutoring services

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment, complete the form below, select the topic for which assistance is needed, and the date/time that is preferred.

Book-a-Librarian appointment requests must be made at least 4 business days in advance of the preferred appointment date. A librarian will contact you to schedule and confirm the appointment. Appointments are subject to librarian availability, especially as it relates to scheduling and matching you with the librarian who best fits your needs.


  1. Are you a Garland resident?*
  2. How do you prefer to be contacted?*
  3. What do you need assistance with?*
  4. What is your preferred appointment day?*

    Note: A librarian will get in touch with you to confirm your appointment day and time.

  5. What is your preferred appointment time?*

    Note: A librarian will get in touch with you to confirm your appointment day and time.

  6. Do you need assistance in Spanish?*
  7. How did you hear about the Book-a-Librarian service?*
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