Library

Personal Librarians

A service for first-year students

computers in the library

What is the Personal Librarian program?

The Personal Librarian program is a service for first-year students. As an incoming Reed first-year, you will be matched with a personal librarian who can help you with any research involving the Reed library and its collections. You can think of your Personal Librarian as your "go-to" person in the library. Your personal librarian will send you an email about once a month to inform you of things like new library resources and services, notices and timely reminders.

Find your personal librarian:


(Enter a full or partial student name)


How can my Personal Librarian help me?

You’re welcome to contact your Personal Librarian at any time. Your personal librarian can assist with:

  • questions about library policies, procedures and services
  • locating books and articles in the library
  • finding information for your research assignments, including formulating your research question, identifying search strategies, and locating the best sources
  • helping when you don’t know where to start or can’t think of what to do next

What if I'm not a first-year student?

For more advanced research help, you can contact the library’s subject specialist for your major: http://library.reed.edu/about/librarians.html.