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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
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. 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 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 collection (Newsbank)
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 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
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. Coverage is limited to Louisiana.

Newspapers.com
Newspapers.comBrowse historical newspapers from newspapers from around the United States and beyond.
Southwest Daily News - text archives
Southwest Daily News - text archivesAccess 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
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 Book Clubs
Big Library Read (OverDrive)
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 Book Club
BookBrowse Book ClubYour one-stop spot for supplementary materials for book clubs and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love.
Hoopla Book Club Hub
Hoopla Book Club HubJoin the book club which offers quarterly reads with instant availability, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees.
Online Book Club
Online Book ClubJoin the Library's Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email.
Online Learning
Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)
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.
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 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)
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
Learning Express Library
Learning Express LibraryPrep for 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. - 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.
NoveList Plus
NoveList PlusFind reading recommendations - fiction or nonfiction titles. Match your interests, find read-alikes, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. Follow the View Copies button to find your book in your library.
Reading Challenges
Reading ChallengesEarn virtual badges, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits.
BookBrowse
BookBrowseFind book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs and discussions, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love.
Uncover your past with your local genealogy library branch.
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Free delivery service for any Calcasieu Parish resident who is unable to visit a library branch due to advanced age, illness, or disability. 
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