Book a Librarian

Book a one-on-one appointment with a staff person at Chester County Library or the Henrietta Hankin Branch. We provide one-on-one help on a variety of topics. Appointments are currently being conducted virtually over Zoom, with any exceptions noted below. Please see the list of offerings below to determine which service is for you.

One on One Tech Help
Do you need help filling out job applications or online forms? Would you like to understand how to use your phone or tablet better? Do you need an overview of computer basics? Schedule an appointment with one of our tech volunteers to get help. Please have all of the information you may need to fill out a job application or online form ready at the time of the appointment. This may include an email address and password, log-in information for accounts, past job history, etc. Appointments are limited to one hour. Please click the Schedule Appointment button below to check upcoming dates and times.

Please note: Appointments do not include typing up documents or resumes. These appointments take place in the Exton location.

If you have questions, please call the Chester County Library Reference Desk at 610-344-5957.

Business and Career Assistance
Sam Bardarik is here to connect you to the many resources we have for starting or growing your business, or for job and career information. During your customized one-on-one consultation, she'll show you the best databases, guides, books, community organizations, and other resources that can meet your specific personal business or career needs. She can also review your resume and provide feedback to leverage your job search.

Chester County Library Reference Librarian Assistance
Jamie Claxton is the Information Literacy Librarian in the Reference Department at Chester County Library. You can book an appointment in person or over Zoom with her for assistance with any of the following topics: introducing the library and all of its resources; helping with research; using library databases; accessing digital newspapers and magazines; researching genealogy; finding language learning resources; finding health resources; using library resources to find your next read; learning to surf the internet; creating an email account; and learning to use the library catalog.

Funding Information Network One-on-One Training
Learn how to use Candid’s Foundation Center Essential and Professional databases via one on one training with one of our Funding Information Network Co-supervisors, Tom Berman and Kelly Quigg. These databases provide grantmaking data for non-profits who are looking for funding. Learn how to search over 110,00 grantmaker profiles, 5 million awarded-grant records, 4,000 company profiles and more.

Henrietta Hankin Branch Reference Librarian Assistance
Make an appointment with a Reference Librarian to learn more about using library resources to make your life easier! We can help you learn how to use the library catalog, databases, and how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. We also offer one-on-one sessions on such topics as Computer Basics for Older Adults, Email Basics, eBooks 101, Skype 101, WordPress/blogging, or we can customize a session for you. If you would like to schedule a one hour, one-on-one session, please schedule through our event calendar, stop by the Henrietta Hankin Branch Reference Desk, call 610-344-4196, or email us at Sessions are currently being offered both in person and over Zoom, depending on patron preference.

Jacobs Technology Center Virtual Tech Help
Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming tech workshops and one-on-one help on various topics, including Adobe Photoshop, Google software, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Tinkering Club:

One-on-One OverDrive/Libby Training
Want to learn how to borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks?  Then sign-up for a one-on-one training session! Each session is half an hour and will show you how to borrow an eBook or eAudiobook on your iPad, tablet, smartphone, or other compatible device. Please contact the Multimedia Department at Chester County Library to set up an appointment at 610-344-5667 or