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Our Book a Librarian service provides technology assistance to Islip Public Library card holders. Assistance is provided in a 30-minute one-on-one session with a professional reference librarian. Please call the Adult Reference Desk, or click the link below to request an appointment for this service.

Technology Assistance We Provide:

  • Managing your Library account online (searching, requesting, renewing library materials and registering for programs)
  • Accessing and using the Library’s online databases
  • Downloading Library eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
  • Streaming movies from Indieflix
  • Assisting with personal computers and devices:
    • Learning computer skills
    • Setting up an email account
    • Attaching files to an email
    • Surfing the Internet
    • Uploading files to the Internet
    • Using Social Media (ie Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc…)
    • Creating and managing files and folders
    • Transferring photos from a device to a computer

...and more!

Book a Librarian Service can not… :

  • …provide data entry or offer advice regarding medical, legal, financial, income tax, or personal transactions (ie: applications, contracts, online purchases, travel bookings, wills, etc…). We can however, steer users to reliable sources of information.
  • …type or proofread your document, resume, cover letter, etc.
  • …help with the removal of computer infections and/or viruses. Assistance of this kind will need to be addressed by IT professionals available through: Apple, Microsoft, Best Buy etc…). We can however, provide general assistance with computer software.

For more information about our Book a Librarian service, please call to speak with a librarian at the Adult Reference Desk.

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