One of the roles of a District Library Center is to provide advanced reference service and to maintain an enhanced collection of materials available to assist with detailed reference questions.

Library staff and library customers are encouraged to seek the guidance of trained professional reference staff when you need it.  Contact DCLS’s Reference department to Ask a Librarian.  Call, email, or use the web form.

In addition to serving as a backup for local reference, DCLS also assists the district by hosting a committee that works together to select online resources and negotiate prices for those resources.  DCLS reference also shares its training expertise when sessions are offered.