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eReading Rooms for Kids and Teens

Search for kids and young adult titles for eBooks, eAudios and videos.

Color Printing

Color printing and color copying are available at all locations. The cost is $.50 per page.

Easier access to WiFi

Access CPPL's WiFi network w/o a library card & pin#. Find out how it works.

The Library's mobile app has built in virtual library card!

Login to My Account, and then choose library card option to find barcode.

My Library card is expired! Why?

Library cards do expire every year so that we may have the most current information such as phone number and address on file.

NOTE: Expired library cards are not able to checkout material (both physical and electronic) until the account is renewed. Blocked or Barred users must visit a local branch to clear up account.

Please contact or visit a library branch, or view My Account in the catalog. If renewing online, please review (and edit) information under the My Information tab. If your card doesn't renew online (see Privileges expire section under the My Information tab), please contact our library staff for assistance. The online renewal option is currently unavailable within the mobile app.

I forgot my PIN #.

Contact or visit a library branch for assistance.
NEW: Reset pin in the online catalog (NOTE: a preferred email address must be on file at the library.)

Flash drives for sale

Central Library (S. Lake Charles) currently sells them for $5.

3D printing is here

The Central Library (S. Lake Charles) has a 3D printer for public access. View the schedule or printing costs. Can't make it, but need something printed? Request it.

Have a great idea for the Innovation Studio?

Propose it! Or Vote for other proposed ideas. Download the IS App. and app

I want to get a library card.

Visit your local branch or apply for a library card online!

My address, phone number and/or email address has changed. Now what?

Visit or contact a library branch, edit existing info (address, phone number and/or email address) via My Account--My Information section in the catalog.

I need to pay my fines, but I have no cash. I do have a credit card. Can I pay online?

Yes you can! Pay your Fines.

Access the Summer Reading Program in the Library's mobile app. (Link found in app in late May through mid July).

Signup, log books and view upcoming events, links and messages.

Wireless printing available at your Library.

Your Library now offers wireless printing from a laptop/desktop or mobile device. and app

Free digital comics and graphic novels!

Read digital graphic novels and comic books on any web-connected computer, tablet or smart phone, using your Calcasieu Parish Public Library card and pin number. Check out 10 items for a 7-day period. Checkouts are automatically returned!

Use the desktop version or use it via the Library's app.  and app

Samsung tablets available for use

Find Samsung tablets available for use at the Central Library (301 W Claude St. in Lake Charles) and the Sulphur Regional Library (1160 Cypress St. in Sulphur).

American Girl® Beforever dolls at the Library

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. teamed up with us to add American Girl dolls to the collection. Details

iPads available to checkout for inside library use

All you need is your library card, and a valid gov’t issued photo ID. You can checkout iPads for 2 hrs, and they have 32 apps pre-installed.

NOTE: Central and Sulphur branches also have Samsung tablets.

Payment with credit card

Card readers are available at all library locations. NOTE: You may also pay fines online.

Learning tablets for kids (aka Launchpads)

Pre-loaded tablets with over 10 apps. Find one today.

Your one-stop search experience.

It's Calcasieu 1 Search. Search all of the library’s electronic resources simultaneously, along with popular materials. NOTE: Electronic resources include Consumer Reports content.

Laptops available for checkout inside the library only.

Checkout 1 per card for 2 hours. Available at the Central Library (301 W. Claude St./Lake Charles).

Laptops available for checkout outside of the library.

Checkout 1 per card for 7 days. No renewals, but you may place a hold on a laptop.

Hotspots and iPads available for checkout outside of the library.

  • iPad---Checkout 1 per card for 7 days; no renewals, but can place holds.
  • Hotspot---Checkout 1 per card for 7 days; no renewals, but can place holds. Service is only available in T-Mobile coverage areas.

Self-Service options in the catalog

NOTE: Many of these options are currently unavailable within the mobile app.

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