Library Instruction

Reference librarians provide library classes, workshops, and tours to instruct patrons using online and print resources, with an emphasis on active learning. The session, or series of sessions, can be tailored to cover specific subject areas, and should be scheduled one week in advance. The maximum group size for the BI Classroom is about 35 students.

To request a library instruction session, either call Reference at ext. 3214 or fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.

Check the LI Classroom Calendar for availability of times for a scheduled class, or to reserve the room for instruction.

Instruction Request Form

LI Calendar

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Visit Us 
Stop by the Reference Desk or Reference Office, located on the 1st floor of Library. No appointment is necessary. You can also set up a research appointment for help with assignments or research projects.

Phone Us:
Reference Desk: 570-408-3214
Brian Sacolic: 570-408-3206
Heather Bowman: 570-408-3209
Elizabeth Sullivan: 570-408-2012
John Stachacz: 570-408-4254
Email Us:
Email from your Wilkes email account.  A reference librarian checks this account at least once every day that library is open.
Text Us:

First, you need to register your phone. Text the code “askwilkes” to 66746. You will receive a confirmation text when your phone is registered. It usually only takes a few minutes.

Once your phone is registered, you can begin texting questions. Send your question to 66746. A reference librarian will text an answer to your phone as soon as possible.

Message & Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 66746 to opt-out. Text HELP to 66746 for help.

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