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The list below consists of library subscription databases. The list includes, but not limited to language learning tools, reader's advisory, homework helpers, business, genealogy, health, homework, and entertainment resources.  

  • A library card and/or PIN may be required if accessing these resources outside the library locations.
  • If you've replaced your library card or changed your email address, find out how this may impact library resources.
  • Online library card account holders have limited access to our electronic resources.
  • Parents/legal guardians note: Online library resources accessed outside the library branch are not filtered for content. Please monitor your child's access appropriately.

  • ABC Mouse (in branch only)

    For ages 2–8. Enjoy this interactive learning activities, including books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

  • Adults & Seniors webpage

    Find your next book to read, upcoming events, and other library resources and services.

  • African American Heritage (in branch link)

    A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

  • African American Heritage (remote link)

    A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

  • America's News 2022 Edition

    Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Local collection includes newspapers from big cities and small towns in Louisiana. Niche Academy image

  • American Press Collection (Newsbank)

    Access text and digitized copies - coverage for the text edition includes issues from 2002 through the current year, while the digital edition starts with the year 2022. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. A library card is required for remote access. NOTE: Current issues of the Southwest Daily News can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues.

  • American Press ePaper (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Read current/weekly issues & archives - choose daily or archive, then tap/click Log In.
    Jan. 2022: Currently migrating archived issues into a new system, so there are missing issues.
    We do have an alternative. For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, you may use the American Press Collection resource.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. NOTE: This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. niche academy image

  • AtoZ The USA

    Learn all about the 50 states! Find facts, figures, farmer’s markets, recipes, image collections, sports, recreation, and more. niche academy image

  • Bayou State Periodical Index

    Browse this index to popular Louisiana periodicals.

  • Beanstack

    Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Big Library Read - OverDrive

    OverDrive's global book club. Connect with readers around the world with the same eBook/audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

    Browse this biographical index from all time periods and geographic locations. 

  • Biography eBook Collection

    Browse this collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (Gale)

  • Biography Reference Center

    Browse this collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Book Index with Reviews

    Browse full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, CDs, and DVDs. (State Library resource)

  • BookBrowse

    Your one-stop spot for book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love. Special sections include recently released books, and notable books publishing soon, recommended reading by genre, time period, setting, and theme, handpicked read-alikes for both books and authors, reading guides, advice for book clubs, and online discussions. 
    Niche Academy tutorial

  • Books and Authors (Gale)

    Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, reading level, etc. niche academy image

  • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

    This program is the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. Find digital books and digital magazine titles available in BARD.

  • Britannica Digital Learning - eBooks

    Download full color and black and white non-fiction e-books for ages preschool to 18.

  • Business Searching Interface

    Browse country economic data, company profiles, industry info, and market research. (State Library resource)

  • Calcasieu Parish - services & websites

    Includes a listing for local contact information and services such as the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, SWLA Law Center, childcare services, housing, and food & clothing. Also includes links to flood protection resources and hurricane season resources.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

    Be ready for your CNA test with similar questions to the real written exam. 

  • Children's webpage

    Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, link to AR titles, prepare for the LEAP/iLEAP test, and more.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Search medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Cypress Resume

    Create or update your resume in three steps. niche academy icon

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

    Search biographical and critical essays. (Gale)

  • DigitalLearn.org

    Learn basic instructions for computers, email, social media, and more. niche academy image

  • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

    Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) practice tests for motorcycles, automobiles, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses. 

  • EBSCOHost

    Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

    Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

    Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

  • Exceptional Lives

    Free information for families who have children with disabilities on how to access services and resources. 

  • Exhibits

    Did you miss any exhibits that were displayed at the library? Here's your chance to browse through past, current and future exhibits.

  • Explora - Elementary

    A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Explora - High School

    A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Explora - Middle School

    A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Explora - Teachers

    Browse this specialized research center for teachers. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Explora Quick Search

    Your starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. Niche Academy image (State Library resource)

  • Fold3 Library Edition (in branch link)

    Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

  • Fold3 Library Edition (remote link)

    Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

  • Freading

    Find nonfiction and fiction titles. Great for niche genre readers. Check out 6 titles per week. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require an Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out is only available. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image

  • Freegal Music

    Download (and keep) or stream music, music videos, and audiobooks. Create and listen to pre-created playlists. Five checkouts per week and 3-hour streaming daily. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Gale General OneFile

    Browse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Includes, but is not limited to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's a list of all publicationsniche academy icon

  • Gale Literary Sources

    A cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. 

  • Gale Resources (complete list)

    Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Search this online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

  • Health eBook Collection

    Search within various encyclopedias for medicine, alternative medicine, children's health, and disorders. (Gale)

  • HeritageHub

    Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704 – today. NOTE: Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. Each source will list available dates, location, type, format, and language. niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

    Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (remote link)

    Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

  • History Month Resources

    Library resources and third-party websites regarding general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. (Content created by CPPL staff.)

  • History Reference Center

    Search within reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

  • HistoryGeo.com (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Browse exclusive articles covering over 140 topics. View actual instructions, images, and more for topics such as home and garden, model building, and scrapbooking. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    This full-text database is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Homework Louisiana

    Free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance to eligible library cardholders statewide.  Live tutors available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p, and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. Skills center available 24/7. Powered by Tutor.com. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Hoopla Book Club Hub

    Join the book club which offers quarterly reads with instant availability, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees.

  • HooplaDigital

    Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Hurricane Season Resources

    Browse through this webpage filled with local and state information, pet friendly hotels, cleanup guides, etc. 

  • Job Search Assistance

    Assistance is available seven days a week from 10 a.m. - midnight. Assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review.

  • Kanopy

    Stream up to 10 titles per month. With a library card, PIN, and email address, enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! Stream anytime and anywhere from desktop to TV to tablet. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. There are no checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.
    Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Kanopy Kids

    Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available. niche academy image

  • Lake Charles City Directory

    A missing piece of Lake Charles history has come home. 

  • Learning Express Library (eBSCO)

    Prepare for your test. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Legal eBook Collection

    Learn all about the law and the American judicial system. 

  • Legal Forms

    DIY resource for legal assistance. This resource includes personal, employment, and small business forms. NOTE: Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Libby, by OverDrive

    Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

  • Library Blog

    Enjoy reading recommendations from featured bloggers and guest bloggers. New recommendations are posted every Wednesday.

  • Library Catalog

    Search for books, music, movies & more. Place multiple holds, text item info, view account, apply for a library card and/or pay bills online, and LIKE titles.

  • Library Elf

    Your personal email library reminder service! Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

  • Library Mobile App

    Search for books, music, and more. Use the built-in virtual card, link accounts without logging in/out, and so much more. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Library Newsletter

    Get the scoop! If you've registered for a library card then you are automatically signed up to receive the newsletter. If you need to opt out, follow the link within any received newsletter.

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    Find information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • LoanShark

    Browse the union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that the library add an item to its collection. niche academy image

  • LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

    Search the catalogs for all Louisiana Universities.

  • Louisiana Digital Library

    Browse the online library of digital material on Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. Browse the library's yearbook collection. (State Library resource)

  • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

    Access free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states. 

  • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

    Browse the collection of more than 20,000 Louisiana born-digital public documents, most since 2002. The physical collection is located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana. (State Library resource)

  • Louisiana Public Library eBook Collection

    Access multiple eBooks and audiobooks geared towards all ages. (State Library resource)

  • Mango Languages

    Enhance your language skills with actual conversation. With Mango Premiere, you can learn by watching foreign films. NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

  • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

    Browse through the thirteen volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid over a span of more than 50 years. 

  • Merck Manuals

    Browse through this comprehensive medical information source since 1899 covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

    Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

    Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • Mossville History Project

    Learn more about this project. Bonus: View the A Forgotten Community: A History of Mossville presentation via YouTube, and find copies of the physical book in the library catalog.

  • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

    NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

  • Newsbank - complete collection list

    This collection includes current events, special reports, and content from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: America's News - Southwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, USA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: Library card required for remote access.

  • Newspaper Archive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Find historical and genealogical information for Louisiana. 

  • Newspapers.com

    Browse millions of pages of historical newspapers from 1,000+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. NOTE: The library's subscription covers up to year 1922. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

  • Niche Academy

    Learn how to use library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools with this collection of online tutorials. niche academy image

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Find reading recommendations - authors and titles of interest and browse theme-oriented book lists. Find picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

  • NoveList Plus

    Find reading recommendations, fiction or nonfiction. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

  • Obituary Index

    Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc.  

  • Online Book Club

    Join this free book club and receive a 5-minute portion of the book. If you like it, visit the library's online catalog to find out if it's available now or place a hold.

  • OverDrive

    Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Parents & Teachers webpage

    Find a vast list of categories: health, homeschool, bullying, and more.

  • Pre-teen webpage

    Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, and more.

  • Pre-Teens webpage

    Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, link to AR titles, prepare for the LEAP/iLEAP test, and more.

  • ProCitizen

    Prepare for the Naturalization Test with these online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. 

  • Pronunciator

    A fun way to learn a new language with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. Access over 160+ languages. Special courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Login requires email and password - 1st time users have temp instant access. (State Library) niche academy image

  • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

    Search scholarly journals, magazines, trade journals, reports, conference papers & proceedings, and other sources.

  • Science Reference Center

    Browse this comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content containing full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Scribner Writers Series

    Search essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    Find information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management, and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Get example business plans and legal guides. niche academy image (State Library resource)

  • Something about the Author

    Search illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources.

  • Southwest Daily News - text archives

    Access archives dating back to 2001. If looking for more current issues, see the American Press collection. Choose the image format. This paper is located towards the end of the American Press paper. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • State Library of Louisiana Resources

    Search through a collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all library users in LA; includes educational and research materials for the elementary, high school and college student well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. 

  • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

    Welcome to the State Library’s Talking Books and Braille Library. TBBL provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

  • Tax Resources

    Access IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms and find tax aid services within our community or online.

  • TeenBookCloud

    Access e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more! iOS app image Android Play Store image (State Library resource)

  • Teens webpage

    Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, find online learning tools or financial aid for college, and more.

  • Tumble Book Library Premium

    Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. niche academy image

  • Twayne's Author Series

    Search full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors This database is available through Gale Literary Sources.

  • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

    24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. Udemy for Business apps available. App notes: "your team".udemy.com - enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option, enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field, tap/click the magnifying glass icon, choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results, then sign in with your library card.  App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • USA Today Collection

    Explore USA history through local news, events, and people with USA TODAY Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Also, available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • Value Line

    Explore stocks across hundreds of industries using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

  • Yearbook Collection (Louisiana Digital Library)

    Search this collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to us for this digitization project. Additional details.

    • Library Elf

      Your personal email library reminder service! Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

    • Adults & Seniors webpage

      Find your next book to read, upcoming events, and other library resources and services.

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations, fiction or nonfiction. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • EBSCOHost

      Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • Louisiana Public Library eBook Collection

      Access multiple eBooks and audiobooks geared towards all ages. (State Library resource)

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Browse this biographical index from all time periods and geographic locations. 

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse this collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (Gale)

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse this collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • History Reference Center

      Search within reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

    • Library Blog

      Enjoy reading recommendations from featured bloggers and guest bloggers. New recommendations are posted every Wednesday.

    • Big Library Read - OverDrive

      OverDrive's global book club. Connect with readers around the world with the same eBook/audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

    • BookBrowse

      Your one-stop spot for book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love. Special sections include recently released books, and notable books publishing soon, recommended reading by genre, time period, setting, and theme, handpicked read-alikes for both books and authors, reading guides, advice for book clubs, and online discussions. 
      Niche Academy tutorial

    • Hoopla Book Club Hub

      Join the book club which offers quarterly reads with instant availability, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees.

    • Online Book Club

      Join this free book club and receive a 5-minute portion of the book. If you like it, visit the library's online catalog to find out if it's available now or place a hold.

    • Books and Authors (Gale)

      Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, reading level, etc. niche academy image

    • Britannica Digital Learning - eBooks

      Download full color and black and white non-fiction e-books for ages preschool to 18.

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

      This program is the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. Find digital books and digital magazine titles available in BARD.

    • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

      NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      Welcome to the State Library’s Talking Books and Braille Library. TBBL provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • Business Searching Interface

      Browse country economic data, company profiles, industry info, and market research. (State Library resource)

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Small Business Reference Center

      Find information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management, and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Get example business plans and legal guides. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks across hundreds of industries using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Calcasieu Parish - services & websites

      Includes a listing for local contact information and services such as the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, SWLA Law Center, childcare services, housing, and food & clothing. Also includes links to flood protection resources and hurricane season resources.

    • Mossville History Project

      Learn more about this project. Bonus: View the A Forgotten Community: A History of Mossville presentation via YouTube, and find copies of the physical book in the library catalog.

    • ABC Mouse (in branch only)

      For ages 2–8. Enjoy this interactive learning activities, including books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

    • Children's webpage

      Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, link to AR titles, prepare for the LEAP/iLEAP test, and more.

    • Explora - Elementary

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Kanopy Kids

      Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available. niche academy image

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations - authors and titles of interest and browse theme-oriented book lists. Find picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • Pre-Teens webpage

      Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, link to AR titles, prepare for the LEAP/iLEAP test, and more.

    • Tumble Book Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. niche academy image

    • Learning Express Library (eBSCO)

      Prepare for your test. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Mango Languages

      Enhance your language skills with actual conversation. With Mango Premiere, you can learn by watching foreign films. NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with these online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. 

    • Pronunciator

      A fun way to learn a new language with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. Access over 160+ languages. Special courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Login requires email and password - 1st time users have temp instant access. (State Library) niche academy image

    • Freading

      Find nonfiction and fiction titles. Great for niche genre readers. Check out 6 titles per week. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require an Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out is only available. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

      Browse exclusive articles covering over 140 topics. View actual instructions, images, and more for topics such as home and garden, model building, and scrapbooking. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

    • DigitalLearn.org

      Learn basic instructions for computers, email, social media, and more. niche academy image

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy

      Stream up to 10 titles per month. With a library card, PIN, and email address, enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! Stream anytime and anywhere from desktop to TV to tablet. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. There are no checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.
      Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) practice tests for motorcycles, automobiles, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses. 

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse this collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (Gale)

    • EBSCOHost

      Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Freading

      Find nonfiction and fiction titles. Great for niche genre readers. Check out 6 titles per week. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require an Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out is only available. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Search this online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

    • Health eBook Collection

      Search within various encyclopedias for medicine, alternative medicine, children's health, and disorders. (Gale)

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Learn all about the law and the American judicial system. 

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • Louisiana Public Library eBook Collection

      Access multiple eBooks and audiobooks geared towards all ages. (State Library resource)

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more! iOS app image Android Play Store image (State Library resource)

    • Tumble Book Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. niche academy image

    • ABC Mouse (in branch only)

      For ages 2–8. Enjoy this interactive learning activities, including books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

    • Cypress Resume

      Create or update your resume in three steps. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance to eligible library cardholders statewide.  Live tutors available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p, and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. Skills center available 24/7. Powered by Tutor.com. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Job Search Assistance

      Assistance is available seven days a week from 10 a.m. - midnight. Assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review.

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • History Reference Center

      Search within reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse this comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content containing full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Exhibits

      Did you miss any exhibits that were displayed at the library? Here's your chance to browse through past, current and future exhibits.

    • Kanopy

      Stream up to 10 titles per month. With a library card, PIN, and email address, enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! Stream anytime and anywhere from desktop to TV to tablet. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. There are no checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.
      Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks across hundreds of industries using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. NOTE: This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Browse this biographical index from all time periods and geographic locations. 

    • Fold3 Library Edition (in branch link)

      Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

    • Fold3 Library Edition (remote link)

      Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704 – today. NOTE: Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. Each source will list available dates, location, type, format, and language. niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

    • HistoryGeo.com (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases.

    • Lake Charles City Directory

      A missing piece of Lake Charles history has come home. 

    • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

      Browse through the thirteen volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid over a span of more than 50 years. 

    • Mossville History Project

      Learn more about this project. Bonus: View the A Forgotten Community: A History of Mossville presentation via YouTube, and find copies of the physical book in the library catalog.

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      This collection includes current events, special reports, and content from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: America's News - Southwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, USA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: Library card required for remote access.

    • Newspaper Archive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Find historical and genealogical information for Louisiana. 

    • Obituary Index

      Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc.  

    • AtoZ The USA

      Learn all about the 50 states! Find facts, figures, farmer’s markets, recipes, image collections, sports, recreation, and more. niche academy image

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • Freading

      Find nonfiction and fiction titles. Great for niche genre readers. Check out 6 titles per week. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require an Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out is only available. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more! iOS app image Android Play Store image (State Library resource)

    • Tumble Book Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. niche academy image

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Search medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • Health eBook Collection

      Search within various encyclopedias for medicine, alternative medicine, children's health, and disorders. (Gale)

    • Merck Manuals

      Browse through this comprehensive medical information source since 1899 covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes certificates, census, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records.  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. NOTE: This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. niche academy image

    • Fold3 Library Edition (in branch link)

      Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

    • Fold3 Library Edition (remote link)

      Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704 – today. NOTE: Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. Each source will list available dates, location, type, format, and language. niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Discover your family's history. Start your family tree research here. niche academy icon

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites regarding general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. (Content created by CPPL staff.)

    • History Reference Center

      Search within reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

    • HistoryGeo.com (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases.

    • Mossville History Project

      Learn more about this project. Bonus: View the A Forgotten Community: A History of Mossville presentation via YouTube, and find copies of the physical book in the library catalog.

    • Obituary Index

      Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc.  

    • Yearbook Collection (Louisiana Digital Library)

      Search this collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to us for this digitization project. Additional details.

    • Home Improvement Reference Center

      This full-text database is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • AtoZ The USA

      Learn all about the 50 states! Find facts, figures, farmer’s markets, recipes, image collections, sports, recreation, and more. niche academy image

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse this collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (Gale)

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse this collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Britannica Digital Learning - eBooks

      Download full color and black and white non-fiction e-books for ages preschool to 18.

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Search biographical and critical essays. (Gale)

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • Explora - Elementary

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - High School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - Middle School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - Teachers

      Browse this specialized research center for teachers. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Includes, but is not limited to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's a list of all publicationsniche academy icon

    • Gale Literary Sources

      A cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. 

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Search this online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites regarding general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. (Content created by CPPL staff.)

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance to eligible library cardholders statewide.  Live tutors available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p, and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. Skills center available 24/7. Powered by Tutor.com. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse this comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content containing full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Hurricane Season Resources

      Browse through this webpage filled with local and state information, pet friendly hotels, cleanup guides, etc. 

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Your go-to online encyclopedia. Includes articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "did you know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. Choose your level, then start exploring. niche academy image

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Browse the online library of digital material on Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. Browse the library's yearbook collection. (State Library resource)

    • LoanShark

      Browse the union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that the library add an item to its collection. niche academy image

    • Cypress Resume

      Create or update your resume in three steps. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance to eligible library cardholders statewide.  Live tutors available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p, and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. Skills center available 24/7. Powered by Tutor.com. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Job Search Assistance

      Assistance is available seven days a week from 10 a.m. - midnight. Assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review.

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index to popular Louisiana periodicals.

    • EBSCOHost

      Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Includes, but is not limited to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's a list of all publicationsniche academy icon

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Search scholarly journals, magazines, trade journals, reports, conference papers & proceedings, and other sources.

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Mango Languages

      Enhance your language skills with actual conversation. With Mango Premiere, you can learn by watching foreign films. NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • Pronunciator

      A fun way to learn a new language with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. Access over 160+ languages. Special courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Login requires email and password - 1st time users have temp instant access. (State Library) niche academy image

    • Tumble Book Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. niche academy image

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Learn all about the law and the American judicial system. 

    • Legal Forms

      DIY resource for legal assistance. This resource includes personal, employment, and small business forms. NOTE: Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Small Business Reference Center

      Find information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management, and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Get example business plans and legal guides. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy

      Stream up to 10 titles per month. With a library card, PIN, and email address, enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! Stream anytime and anywhere from desktop to TV to tablet. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. There are no checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.
      Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, movies & more. Place multiple holds, text item info, view account, apply for a library card and/or pay bills online, and LIKE titles.

    • LoanShark

      Browse the union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that the library add an item to its collection. niche academy image

    • LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network

      Search the catalogs for all Louisiana Universities.

    • Gale Literary Sources

      A cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. 

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      Find information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Scribner Writers Series

      Search essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources.

    • Something about the Author

      Search illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources.

    • Twayne's Author Series

      Search full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors This database is available through Gale Literary Sources.

    • Calcasieu Parish - services & websites

      Includes a listing for local contact information and services such as the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, SWLA Law Center, childcare services, housing, and food & clothing. Also includes links to flood protection resources and hurricane season resources.

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Browse the online library of digital material on Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. Browse the library's yearbook collection. (State Library resource)

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Access free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states. 

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Browse the collection of more than 20,000 Louisiana born-digital public documents, most since 2002. The physical collection is located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana. (State Library resource)

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      Search through a collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all library users in LA; includes educational and research materials for the elementary, high school and college student well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. 

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index to popular Louisiana periodicals.

    • EBSCOHost

      Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Includes, but is not limited to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's a list of all publicationsniche academy icon

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Search scholarly journals, magazines, trade journals, reports, conference papers & proceedings, and other sources.

    • Explora - Middle School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for books, music, and more. Use the built-in virtual card, link accounts without logging in/out, and so much more. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy

      Stream up to 10 titles per month. With a library card, PIN, and email address, enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! Stream anytime and anywhere from desktop to TV to tablet. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. There are no checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.
      Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy Kids

      Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available. niche academy image

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • Freegal Music

      Download (and keep) or stream music, music videos, and audiobooks. Create and listen to pre-created playlists. Five checkouts per week and 3-hour streaming daily. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • America's News 2022 Edition

      Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Local collection includes newspapers from big cities and small towns in Louisiana. Niche Academy image

    • American Press Collection (Newsbank)

      Access text and digitized copies - coverage for the text edition includes issues from 2002 through the current year, while the digital edition starts with the year 2022. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. A library card is required for remote access. NOTE: Current issues of the Southwest Daily News can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues.

    • American Press ePaper (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Read current/weekly issues & archives - choose daily or archive, then tap/click Log In.
      Jan. 2022: Currently migrating archived issues into a new system, so there are missing issues.
      We do have an alternative. For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, you may use the American Press Collection resource.

    • Library Newsletter

      Get the scoop! If you've registered for a library card then you are automatically signed up to receive the newsletter. If you need to opt out, follow the link within any received newsletter.

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Access free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states. 

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      This collection includes current events, special reports, and content from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: America's News - Southwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, USA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: Library card required for remote access.

    • Newspaper Archive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Find historical and genealogical information for Louisiana. 

    • Newspapers.com

      Browse millions of pages of historical newspapers from 1,000+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. NOTE: The library's subscription covers up to year 1922. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

    • Southwest Daily News - text archives

      Access archives dating back to 2001. If looking for more current issues, see the American Press collection. Choose the image format. This paper is located towards the end of the American Press paper. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

    • USA Today Collection

      Explore USA history through local news, events, and people with USA TODAY Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Also, available remotely 24/7 on any device.

    • Library Newsletter

      Get the scoop! If you've registered for a library card then you are automatically signed up to receive the newsletter. If you need to opt out, follow the link within any received newsletter.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. Udemy for Business apps available. App notes: "your team".udemy.com - enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option, enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field, tap/click the magnifying glass icon, choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results, then sign in with your library card.  App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Exceptional Lives

      Free information for families who have children with disabilities on how to access services and resources. 

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

      Be ready for your CNA test with similar questions to the real written exam. 

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) practice tests for motorcycles, automobiles, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses. 

    • Learning Express Library (eBSCO)

      Prepare for your test. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with these online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. 

    • Explora - Middle School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations - authors and titles of interest and browse theme-oriented book lists. Find picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • Pre-teen webpage

      Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, and more.

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Browse full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, CDs, and DVDs. (State Library resource)

    • BookBrowse

      Your one-stop spot for book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love. Special sections include recently released books, and notable books publishing soon, recommended reading by genre, time period, setting, and theme, handpicked read-alikes for both books and authors, reading guides, advice for book clubs, and online discussions. 
      Niche Academy tutorial

    • Books and Authors (Gale)

      Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, reading level, etc. niche academy image

    • Library Blog

      Enjoy reading recommendations from featured bloggers and guest bloggers. New recommendations are posted every Wednesday.

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations - authors and titles of interest and browse theme-oriented book lists. Find picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations, fiction or nonfiction. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • Online Book Club

      Join this free book club and receive a 5-minute portion of the book. If you like it, visit the library's online catalog to find out if it's available now or place a hold.

    • Beanstack

      Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • LoanShark

      Browse the union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that the library add an item to its collection. niche academy image

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index to popular Louisiana periodicals.

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse this collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (Gale)

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse this collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Britannica Digital Learning - eBooks

      Download full color and black and white non-fiction e-books for ages preschool to 18.

    • Business Searching Interface

      Browse country economic data, company profiles, industry info, and market research. (State Library resource)

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Search medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Search biographical and critical essays. (Gale)

    • EBSCOHost

      Find full-text articles, magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - Elementary

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - High School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - Middle School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora - Teachers

      Browse this specialized research center for teachers. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Explora Quick Search

      Your starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. Niche Academy image (State Library resource)

    • Gale Literary Sources

      A cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. 

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Browse this list of subscription research resources from Gale. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Search this online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites regarding general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. (Content created by CPPL staff.)

    • History Reference Center

      Search within reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and historical videos. niche academy icon (State Library resource)

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      Find information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Browse the collection of more than 20,000 Louisiana born-digital public documents, most since 2002. The physical collection is located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana. (State Library resource)

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse this comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content containing full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      Search through a collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all library users in LA; includes educational and research materials for the elementary, high school and college student well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. 

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments. Get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators and tools to help you manage your portfolio. Access is limited to three simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks across hundreds of industries using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Tax Resources

      Access IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms and find tax aid services within our community or online.

    • Teens webpage

      Find your next book to read, upcoming programs/events, get homework help, find online learning tools or financial aid for college, and more.

    • AtoZ The USA

      Learn all about the 50 states! Find facts, figures, farmer’s markets, recipes, image collections, sports, recreation, and more. niche academy image

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

      Be ready for your CNA test with similar questions to the real written exam. 

    • DigitalLearn.org

      Learn basic instructions for computers, email, social media, and more. niche academy image

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) practice tests for motorcycles, automobiles, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses. 

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance to eligible library cardholders statewide.  Live tutors available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p, and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. Skills center available 24/7. Powered by Tutor.com. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Learning Express Library (eBSCO)

      Prepare for your test. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • Niche Academy

      Learn how to use library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools with this collection of online tutorials. niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with these online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. 

    • HooplaDigital

      Borrow movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Kids mode option available. Example collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, sign language material, and DC Comics. Available apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. BingePass: 7 days of unlimited access with just one hoopla borrow; current access includes Curiosity Stream, hoopla magazines, Hellosaurus, and The Great Courses. Enjoy Bonus Borrows, which don't count towards the monthly lending limits. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Niche Academy

      Learn how to use library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools with this collection of online tutorials. niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. Udemy for Business apps available. App notes: "your team".udemy.com - enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option, enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field, tap/click the magnifying glass icon, choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results, then sign in with your library card.  App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy Kids

      Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available. niche academy image

    • Libby, by OverDrive

      Find audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Enjoy ten checkouts per card. Track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Borrowing magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Recommending titles is not a current option within this app, so please use the desktop version to recommend titles. Kindle users: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - Only valid for one year and cannot be renewed.  App Store image Play Store image windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Check out audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics & graphic books, and streaming videos. With a library card and PIN, enjoy 10 checkouts per card. An email address is needed to place holds. Magazines don't count against the checkout limit. Instant Digital Card: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Option 1: Install the app on Kindle. Option 2: In the browser, access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. Udemy for Business apps available. App notes: "your team".udemy.com - enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option, enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field, tap/click the magnifying glass icon, choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results, then sign in with your library card.  App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Explora - High School

      A starting point for your research. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. niche academy image (State Library resource)

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations - authors and titles of interest and browse theme-oriented book lists. Find picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library. A Library card is required for remote access. Niche Academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more! iOS app image Android Play Store image (State Library resource)


State Library of Louisiana Database Use Policy

  • A library card is required for remote access. 
  • View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.
  • By special arrangement with the vendors, students in Louisiana Public Schools are able to use certain databases from the school. 
  • Here's the list