Research & Reader Services is your one stop shop for all of your information needs! Located in the heart of the Library, Research and Reader Services staff can be found at one of the Information Kiosks, in the R&RS office, and in the stacks.  Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

 

Listed below, you’ll find just a sample of the topics covered by the Research & Reader Services Department.

 

Research Services:

  • Research for school projects, general interest, personal projects, etc.
  • Genealogy Research
  • Basic research skills instruction

Technology Services:

  • Instruction on how to use the Library’s online catalog, including access to patron accounts and online item renewals
  • Assistance on the Library’s public computers
  • Explanation and access to the Library’s digital holdings (e-books and databases)
  • One-on-one appointments for patrons needing any level of instruction on computers, tablets, phones, etc. If you’d like to schedule an appoint, please fill out our Techbrarian form
  • Basic photocopying

Reader (and Watcher) Services:

  • Locating titles (books and movies) available in the Library, digitally, and through Interlibrary Loan
  • Providing personalized recommendations for readers (and watchers) seeking new materials
  • Specialty events and activities for readers, including the LPL Readers Club, author visits, Adult Summer Reading, Book-Tails, and Book Nook

 

You can contact us by phone at 318.513.5510 or email us at RandRS@mylpl.org.  For help with a research question you can complete a research request form, and for a list of personal book recommendations, tell us about your interests on our reading interest request form.

 

While Research & Reader Services is equipped to handle the vast majority of questions, staff is unable to provide tax advice, legal advice, medical advice, or type, critique, or edit patron documents such as resumes.  We provide service to all users on an equal, nondiscriminatory basis in adherence with the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics.

 

Jeremy Bolom, MLIS

Head of Public Service/Assistant Director

 

Serving Lincoln Parish since 2002

 

“There is nothing more exciting than connecting the right information or library material or service with the user who needs it.”