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Ask Us Make an Appointment

How to

  1. Go to
  2. If you have an active Bowdoin ID (current students, faculty, staff, etc.), use the button on the left, which will direct you to the Okta single sign on.
    Screenshot of the registration page showing two green buttons, one for Bowdoin NetId Users and one for All Other Users; both buttons say 'login or register.'
  3. If you do not have an active Bowdoin ID, use the button on the right to enter your username and password.
  4. Once logged in, you will see a red navigation ribbon along the top of your account.
    A screenshot showing an Aeon requests page, with the second link in the navigation, called 'Appointments,' circled.
  5. Select Appointments.
  6. This page will display any upcoming appointments you have, as well as allow you to schedule a new appointment using the green button, New Appointment.
    The appointments page, with a button that says 'New Appointment'
  7. A form will appear that allows you to select date, duration, and start and end times. You also have the option of giving the appointment a name if you’d like to further clarify the reason for your visit. When you are finished, select the green button Create Appointment.
    • Please keep in mind that our Reading Room hours during the academic year are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, unless otherwise blocked off in the calendar, and appointments cannot be made on the same day through the online portal. Our summer hours are 1:00 p.m. to to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
      A preview of the forms page
  8. You have successfully scheduled an appointment! Your new appointment will be displayed on the Appointments page in your Aeon account, and you will receive an email confirmation. Should you need to change the time or date of your appointment, use the Edit Appointment option in the Actions dropdown menu to the right.
    A screenshot showing the location of the Actions dropdown, with the 'Edit Appointment' option visible
  9. Now it is time to request the materials you’d like to see during your visit. If you encounter any issues with this process, or need an appointment outside of our availability, please contact us at (207) 725-3288 or