Book a Librarian

    Please fill out and submit this form to make an in-person or telephone appointment with a librarian at the Yakima Central Library. A Yakima Central Library staff member will contact you shortly to set an appointment time and ask a few questions about what you need.

    Appointments last approximately 30 minutes. This service is provided ONLY at the Yakima Central Library location. For research, these one-on-one appointments are meant to help get you started.

    Frequently asked questions about Book a Librarian:

    Who will be helping me?
    • We will look at your appointment request and determine the best person on our staff at the Yakima Central Library to meet with you based on availability.
    How do I make an appointment?
    • Complete this request form with as much information as possible. We will be in touch with you to set up the time and date. You can also call us 509-452-8541, to schedule an appointment.
    I need to cancel my appointment. What is the best way to do this?
    • Please call us at 509-452-8541 as soon as you can to cancel an appointment.
    Are there other ways to get help from a librarian?
    What kinds of research can you help with?
    • Business plan research and small business resources
    • Basic computer assistance
    • Consumer and health education
    • Research into investments
    • Finding a good read, for you or your book group
    • Genealogy resources
    • Local historical research using our newspaper collection
    • General library resources, including subscription databases
    • A research project for school
    What we cannot help you with?
    • We do not provide medical, legal, or business advice or opinion, but we can point you to resources and organizations that do.
    • We cannot type or proofread your document, resume, cover letter, etc.
    • Currently we do not offer technical support or troubleshooting except when it relates to library resources, including the catalog, databases, and e-books / e-readers. If you want to learn more about computers in general, or set up an email account, we offer free computer assistance.

    Book a Librarian

    Please fill out and submit this form to make an in-person or telephone appointment with a librarian at the Yakima Central Library. A Yakima Central Library staff member will contact you during library hours to set a time.