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(Tuesday, May 26th) Phase One - We're offering Curbside Pickup and Library To-Go services.

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Phase Two: We're excited to announce we will be opening to the public at reduced capacity.

  • All branches of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library will reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 17th.
    • Hours of operation will be Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the exception of the Hayes and Starks branches which will both operate at their normal operating hours.
    • Curbside service will still be available at all branch locations. See details below.
    • The library’s Wi-Fi has been enhanced in the parking areas for patrons to access during closed hours.
    • Public computers will be accessible at all branches and all facilities have been sanitized per CDC guidelines for the public’s safety.
    • The branches will be opened with metered access and at a reduced capacity.


  • For our safety and the safety of others, we are not currently accepting donationsPlease do not leave materials outside the building.
  • We're following CDC guidelines, as well as procedures from the Police Jury on how to keep our community members safe. Those include a five day quarantine of all returned items, the installation of sneeze guards at all service desks, the recommend use of EPA-registered household disinfectants to clean all surfaces, rearrangement of library furniture to allow for appropriate space for proper social distancing, outside seating where possible, the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays for electronics, and more.
  • For questions regarding your account, available services, reference and reader's advisory assistance, contact your local library branch (see the Phase One - Hours & Contact Info section below), complete the Contact Us form, or use our Live Chat service. 
Curbside Pickup & Delivery Services
Phase One & Two - Hours & Contact Info
Placing Holds & Pickup Instructions
Account (PIN & Phone Number)
Printing Services (critical needs only)
Delivery Service
Programs, ILLs, WiFi, meeting rooms, etc.

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Monday, May 18th

  • Book drops at all of our branches will be open and available to take most of your returns!
    • Accepted items: Books, ILL materials, magazines, DVDs, Blurays, audiobooks, CDs, and games.
    • Please keep the following items until further notice. 
      • Laptops, hotspots, iPads, American Girl dolls, and sensory backpacks, cake pans, or any other item that does not normally return in book drop..
    • If you cannot make it to a book drop, due dates will continue to be extended until the library branches are open completely.

All returned items will be quarantined for five (5) days to adequately eliminate all germs on surfaces.

 


 Calcasieu Parish Public Library Summer Reading Program

Read and log books between May 22nd and July 31st.

This year, it's a VIRTUAL Summer Reading program 
All books will be recorded online.
Children (babies - 5th grade): read/record 10 books.
Teens (students going into 6-12 grade): read/record 3 books.
Adults (18 yrs+):
read/record 3 books.
Here's a physical reading log that you may print.

Signup and Log your Reads!

upcoming events

Are you ready for library programs?
We're going virtual! Find an Event!

See details on which platforms will be used 
for each program and how to use them. 


 

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DON'T HAVE A LIBRARY CARD?

Apply for a library card online.  Active for 6 months. Immediately access various library resources. (See lists below.) 
Details on how online registration works.

Questions? Contact LIVE CHAT service below or use this Questions/Comments form.


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Unemployment/employment, SBA,
food assistance, testing sites, hotlines,
local, state, and national info.
Visit the COVID -19 page.

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Online Learning
Employment Resources
Just for Kids
Teens/Young Adults
Genealogy Resources
Virtual tours, live feeds, distance learning, activities, etc.

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DOWNLOAD THE NEW MOBILE APP - APP STORE and PLAY STORE

Search for calcasieu or calcasieu library in the store.
Browse eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to download and read.
NEW: Classic Reads - download and read classics within the app!
Check out these mini YouTube videos to learn more about what this app has to offer.
Details regarding use on other mobile devices.

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 updated:  6/5/2020