Get the best books for you with Personalized Reading Recommendations!


With our inability to browse the stacks, to run our fingers over titles until we land on something worthwhile, some of us are feeling lost. We know what we like, but don’t know the best ways to utilize the catalog to find what we’d like to read next. 

Enter Personal Reading Assistants!

Our Assistants have specialized reading habits, just like you. Depending on what type of book you’re looking for, choose the right Assistant for you. Their specialties run the gamut from YA Fantasy (bonus if it’s LGBTQ+) to Historical and International Fiction to Mysteries of all types.

Don't want one of these topics? Not exactly sure what you want? We can still send you recommendations!

Here's how you do it:

  • Tell us what genre or topic you like 
  • Give us some books you liked and didn’t like
  • Tell us about your reading preferences and habits

And we’ll get you on your way in about a week.

Each requester will get an email with three to five book recommendations and a few sentences for why we think you’ll like each one. We’ll provide links to the items in the catalog, where you can put them on hold to pick up at your local library or check them out digitally!

Ready to try it out? Start here.