Book a Librarian

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Book a Librarian Get 1-on-1 Help from a Library Staff Member

About Book a Librarian

MRSPL users can schedule a Book a Librarian appointment for one-on-one help with a librarian. Appointments generally run up to 30 minutes and can cover:

  • Computer basics (using a mouse, managing files and folders)
  • Internet basics (setting up and using email, browsing the web)
  • Device basics (using a smartphones, tablets, e-readers)
  • Borrowing library eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
  • Using the library's catalog or online research tools and resources

Request an Appointment

  • Call and leave a message with our Adult Services staff at 703-248-5035 (TTY 711); or
  • Email us at
  • Let us know what help you need and what days/times work best for you. 
  • A staff member will follow up with you within three business days to schedule an appointment.

Notice About Book a Librarian Service

MRSPL staff are not IT specialists or technicians and therefore cannot fix computers, mobile devices, or problems with software or non-MRSPL accounts. The Book a Librarian service is provided solely to help MRSPL users with basic navigation and understanding of general computer, internet, and library electronic resources.