Tech Services (hotspots/laptops/scan/fax)

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Technology in the Library

Laptop/iPad/Hotspot Checkout Program


  • Laptop Kiosk available within the Library
  • Laptops available for checkout outside of the library


  • iPADs available to checkout inside or outside of the Library
  • iPAD Kiosk to use only within the Genealogy Library


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

Basic Information regarding the CheckOut Program 

  • Check out criteria:
    • Adult with a CPPL card in good standing.
      • Temp Users and Out-of-Parish LSW users are excluded.
      • Parents may not use their child’s card for checkout purposes.
    • Possess a VALID Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID.
    • Account balance is $0.00.
  • Read and sign the Check Out agreement form.
  • CheckOut Program fees:
    • A $25.00 fee will be incurred if item is returned in book drop.
    • If the item is lost or not returned, the full cost of the item will be charged.
      • Costs: $1120 for a laptop, $620 for an iPad, and $220 for a hotspot.
    • There is a late fee of $10.00 per day.
  • Please keep the inventory list with the device so that staff may review that list when the device is returned.

Public Computers

  • All library branches have public PCs available for use either by library card holders, or via a visitor's pass. Please ask staff for more details on using the Internet if not a parish resident.
  • Sessions are either 1 hour or 2 hours, with a daily limit of 2 sessions.
  • Users must agree to the Electronic Use Policy to access the PCs.
  • Another option is WiFi access in the library.

Software on Public PCs

  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Office 2016 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)
  • Flash
  • Java
  • Adobe Reader XL
  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox



Saving Files

  • USB flash drive; most flash drives work with the libraries public PCs.
    • Central Library sells flash drives for $5.
  • No burning to CD. 

Printing Services

  • Printing from public PCs is available for $.20 per page.
  • Color copying and color printing are available at all library locations.
  • The charge is $.50 per page.

Fax Services 

  • Public fax services are available at all locations.
  • This fax service is limited to outgoing fax services only. We do not receive incoming faxes. 
  • This service is free.

Scanning Services

  • Document scanners are available at the Central Library, the Sulphur Regional Library, the Moss Bluff Library, and the SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library.
  • For additional information, contact a specific branch.
  • These are coin operated, and the document feeder can scan 2 sided documents. 

Charging Stations

  • Charge your smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.


  • All library branches have public WiFi access.
  • Users may access the WiFi network between 8 am and 10 pm daily.
  • For more details, please visit WiFi in the Library.



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Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer