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Introducing BookChat

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Get expert reading recommendations with our new BookChat service from NoveList, daily 10 am - 6 pm (Pacific).

To try it now, click HERESelect NoveList Plus, then click on Start Chat in the purple semi-circle. 

Features of BookChat

Libraries aim to provide high-quality readers’ advisory services, but sometimes we lack the staff, expertise, or availability to deliver these services when and where you might need help. Now BookChat helps us help you by providing reading suggestions and advice on the spot, powered by the experts at NoveList.

Fast and easy real-time help

BookChat Specialists provide quick, on-demand answers. Perfect when you are in a hurry.

Comprehensive expertise

BookChat specialists can help with even unfamiliar topics. The experts at NoveList are familiar with all genres and types of books.

Extended availability

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BookChat hours of operation are daily, 10 am to 6 pm (Pacific Time), accessible from in the library or wherever you have Internet access.

Low-pressure, private interactions

BookChat is a quick, text-based way to get help. This is especially appealing if you aren't comfortable with face-to-face help and prefer engaging online. The remote services provides you an added layer of privacy to discuss potentially sensitive topics or interests.

See how it works
BookChat specialists are real reading recommendation experts — not bots. Want to see what an interaction with a patron looks like? Visit this video guide.