Book-a-Librarian Session Reservation

Tabb Library offers free one-on-one appointments with library staff for assistance with a variety of different topics. This service is for York County Library system patrons.

Currently, appointments are scheduled on Monday through Thursday. Sessions tend to run 15 to 30 minutes.

After receiving the completed survey, library staff will get back to you within 24-48 hours to schedule your appointment. Surveys submitted Thursday evening through Saturday will not receive responses until the Monday of the upcoming week.

If you require immediate assistance, please visit or call the Tabb Library Reference desk (757-890-5120) during the library's regular hours.

General Disclaimer: This service is not designed to provide extensive research or answer questions that would require staff to interpret legal, financial, business, or medical information. In addition, library staff cannot create or type documents for you, complete or submit online forms or applications for you, assist you with troubleshooting, repairing, or maintenance on personal devices, set up a laptop or mobile device, assist with credit card transactions, appraise art, coins, antiques, or other collectibles.

School Assistance Disclaimer: Library staff members are glad to provide suggestions on how to approach writing and research assignments, as well as, finding and choosing solid sources. However, staff will not create or type documents for the student, nor will staff select a topic and sources for the student. It is also the student’s responsibility to adhere to his/her class guidelines/directives; suggestions made by library staff should not supersede instruction from the student’s teacher.

* 1. Contact Information

Scheduling Your Book-a-Librarian Session

* 3. In terms of scheduling this Book-a-Librarian session, which of the following days work best for your schedule? (You may select more than one)

* 4. Rank the following time frames in terms of your availability for the Book-a-Librarian session.

Topic Selection for Book-a-Librarian Session

* 5. What would you like your Book-a-Librarian session to focus on?

* 6. If you selected "Digital Collection" for Question 4: what type of eReader/tablet device do you have?

* 7. Overall: Please elaborate on what you'd specifically like to cover in your Book-a-Librarian session.

For All Sessions: Please make sure to bring your library card to the appointment. Library staff will contact you within 2-3 days to schedule your session. The scheduled session will take place at the Tabb Library.

Digital Collection Help: please make sure to bring your device, power-cord, and relevant user and password information.
Staff will not be able to assist you fully if your device powers down or is not present at all.

Essay or Research Help for Middle and High School Students: Please make sure to bring a copy of the assignment or essay prompt, any recent drafts, and/or anything else relevant to the session.