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Books & eBooks
OverDrive
OverDrive
10 checkouts at once - eBooks & audiobooks check out for 14 days - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - website on PCs/laptops - apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
Freading
FreadingBrowse nonfiction and fiction titles; great resource for niche genre readers. 6 checkouts at once and eBooks check out for 14 days - login: library card, PIN, email address and password - website on PCs/laptops and apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS & Android
Desktop users: may require Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out only available.
HooplaDigital
HooplaDigital30 checkouts per month - eBooks, audiobooks, & comics check out for 21 days - login: email address & library card - website: PCs/laptops & apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS, Android, Kindle
** No card? Can use mobile phone number, but only valid for 1 year.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogBrowse fiction/nonfiction, large print, mysteries, and more; find recent arrivals & on-order titles.
EBSCO
EBSCOeBook, eAudiobooks, journals - topics include self-help, fitness, and crafts - login required to save, etc. - username or email address, and password
BookBrowse
BookBrowseFind book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love.
Audiobooks
OverDrive
OverDriveCheckout limit is 10 per card - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - shared collection for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, & Vernon parishes. Apps available for iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
HooplaDigital
HooplaDigital30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
Freegal
FreegalDownload (and keep) or stream. Enjoy 5 downloads per 7 days and 3 -hour daily streaming. Login: library card and PIN. Email address for reminders.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogBrowse then filter by subject or genre; find recent arrivals & on-order titles.
eBSCO
eBSCOBrowse fiction and non-fiction titles.
Comics & Graphic Novels
HooplaDigital
HooplaDigitalDownload or stream comics (includes DC and Marvel) - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode
OverDrive
OverDriveFilter by interest level. Login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds. BONUS: kids and teens collection. Apps available for iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.

Freading
FreadingBrowse comics and graphic books - login requires library card, PIN, email address and password.
Desktop users: may require Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out only available.
Library Catalog - Comics
Library Catalog - Comics
Library Catalog - Graphic Novels
Library Catalog - Graphic NovelsBrowse great reads by popular authors.
Magazines
General OneFile
General OneFileBrowse 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 "The Washington Post" and older issues of "Consumer Reports". Login: Google or Microsoft
eMagazines - OverDrive
eMagazines - OverDriveBorrow and read magazines - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - available for simultaneous use, but doesn't count against the standard checkout limit. Borrowed titles will be returned when the lending period is hit, or, you may renew the title. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
hoopla BingePass Magazines
hoopla BingePass MagazinesGet 7 days of unlimited access to hoopla's magazine collection.
physical magazines - library catalog
physical magazines - library catalogFind out what's available at the library.
journals - eBSCOHost
journals - eBSCOHostBrowse biographies, business and technology and other topics - login required to save, etc. - username or email, and password
Bayou State Periodical Index
Bayou State Periodical IndexBrowse this index to Louisiana popular periodicals.
NOTE: This is only an index.
Movies & TV
OverDrive
OverDriveDownload/stream videos - 10 checkouts per card - login requires library card number and PIN. Email address to place holds.
Shared collection - Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, & Vernon parish library cardholders. Apps available for iOS and Android. Kindle users: In browser, access libbyapp.com.

HooplaDigital - movies
HooplaDigital - moviesBorrow or stream television shows - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
HooplaDigital - TV shows
HooplaDigital - TV showsBorrow or stream television shows - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
Kanopy
KanopyStream up to 10 titles per month - stream up to 10 titles per month - blockbusters, documentaries, independent and Indie films, kids movies, and more. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. No checkout limits for the Great Courses and Kids’ Corner. Apps for iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps.
Mango Languages - films
Mango Languages - filmsMango Premiere teaches you a new language by watching foreign films.  Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab once you have chosen a language. This feature is currently only available on the desktop version. User login: email or username, and password - guest access available.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogFind something for your next movie night!
Music
Freegal
FreegalDownload (and keep) or stream music albums, singles, and music videos.
Create your own playlists or listen to pre-created playlists.
5 downloads per 7 days and 3-hour daily streaming - login: library card and PIN. Email address for reminders.

HooplaDigital
HooplaDigitalBorrow or stream music - 30 checkouts per month -login: email address & library card - If you don't have a library card, you can try it out - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
Library Catalog
Library CatalogEnjoy our music collection.
Newspapers
America's News 2022 Edition
AmericaExplore 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. Local collection includes big cities and small towns in Louisiana.
American Press ePaper
American Press ePaperInside library access only. The daily paper will automatically display. To view archives, click the Dates icon (top left-hand corner) then click Go to the Archives.

General OneFile (Gale)
General OneFile (Gale)Tap into credible magazines, newspapers and journals to find the truth quickly. Perfect for research papers and projects. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login to save, etc.: Google or Microsoft
LA Online Newspaper Indexes
LA Online Newspaper Indexes Access free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states. (State Library)
Newsbank - complete collection list
Newsbank - complete collection listThe collection includes current events, special reports, content from local, regional, and national sources. Sources include America's News - Southwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, USA Today Collection, USA, and America's News Magazines. Plus, access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. 
Newspaper Archive
Newspaper ArchiveInside library access only. Search newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Newspapers.com
Newspapers.comBrowse historical newspapers from newspapers from around the United States and beyond.
Southwest Daily News
Southwest Daily NewsSearch full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Southwest Daily News. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
USA Today Collection
USA Today CollectionExplore 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. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogFind out what's available at the library.
Online Learning
Gale Presents Udemy
Gale Presents Udemy 24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors; library card and a Google or Microsoft account - must be 13 years or older - Udemy for Business apps available
Online Tutorials - Niche Academy
Online Tutorials - Niche AcademyOnline tutorials covering library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools.
Mango Languages
Mango LanguagesLanguage-learning system teaching actual conversation skills; BONUS: Mango Premiere teaches you a new language by watching foreign films. User login requires email or username and password - guest access available.
Pronunciator
PronunciatorLearning a new language is easy! Access over 80 languages or practice ESL - login requires email and password - 1st time users have temp instant access. (State Library)
Homework Louisiana - Tutor.com
Homework Louisiana - Tutor.comSkills center and live tutors. Tutoring assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. (State Library) - login: username and password
LearningExpress 3.0
LearningExpress 3.0Prep for career preparation (includes Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improve Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. - email required for account/sign-in
Reading Recommendations
Book Reviews - Library Blog
Book Reviews - Library BlogCheck out these reviews from our staff! Posts are shared every Wednesday. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed.
Join a Book Club
Join a Book ClubSubscribe to discover aspiring teen writers as they write about the book and what’s happening in their daily lives.
Reading Challenges
Reading ChallengesEarn virtual badges, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits.
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