A library lab is a research consultation, an opportunity for a student or a small group of students to meet with a librarian and discuss an academic research project. Soon after you submit a lab request, a librarian will contact you to set up a day and time to meet. During this meeting, the librarian will teach you useful research skills and strategies, such as how to identify and use relevant print and electronic resources. Whenever you have a challenging research question or problem, that’s the time to request a library lab.


What is your major? (Choose all that apply)
What's your assignment?
What are you researching?
(For example: Not sure where to start, don't have a clear topic or research question, nothing useful in catalog, no articles on topic, databases confusing, not sure how to select sources)
Accommodations are available

Grinnell College Libraries support the full participation of people with disabilities. Please indicate if you require an accommodation for your Library Lab. If so, a librarian will be in touch for more details.

When are you available to meet?
Please keep in mind that it may take 2-3 days for a librarian to set a time to meet with you and then to prepare.