Reference by Appointment


With Reference by Appointment, patrons can obtain one-on-one, in-depth assistance with research, résumés, or online job applications with a trained professional at no cost.

Any library patron may schedule an individual appointment to meet with a librarian for assistance in the use of the library's many resources. Do you need help formatting your résumé or want to learn how to search census records in Heritage Quest? Are the databases in Tennessee Electronic Library confusing? Does your child need help finding the right map or illustration for a research project? Do you want assistance with basic computer skills or need help setting up an email account?

Appointments can last from 15-60 minutes, depending on your individual needs. Reference staff will try to accommodate your schedule within the weekday hours of 10:00am-5pm.

Staff cannot do your research or write your résumé, but they can advise you on research materials, on formatting documents or give general assistance with online applications.

To schedule an appointment, please call Reference at 425-3465. A librarian will contact you shortly to set up the appointment.