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Research & Reader Services

Research Services

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.

We’re always happy to help with research for school projects, general interest, personal projects, and genealogy, as well as basic research skills instruction.

Technology Services

If you need assistance using the Library’s online catalog, online item renewals, or patron accounts, we’re here to help. We can also provide basic photocopying, assistance with the library’s public computers, and help with access to the library’s ebooks and databases. 

If you need further assistance, we can provide one-on-one appointments for patrons needing any level of instruction on computers, tablets, phones, etc. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please fill out our Techbrarian form.

Reader (and Watcher) Services

If you need help locating titles (books and movies) available in the Library, digitally, and through Interlibrary Loan, we’re happy to assist. 

We’re also able to provide personalized recommendations for readers (and watchers) seeking new materials, as well as specialty events and activities, 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 [email protected].  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.

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

Jeremy Bolom, MLIS - Head of Public Service/Assistant Director

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