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Library Cards
Library Card FAQ
  • FREE to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school in Calcasieu Parish.
  • Regular library accounts (excluding online or temporary) expire every two years. This helps us keep your information up-to-date. 
  • Library cards may be used at any Calcasieu Parish Public Library location and can be used to access the digital collections and resources which include, but are not limited to eBooks, music, movies, and online learning tools. 
  • Report a lost card immediately. 
  • There is a 50-cent replacement charge.
  • We honor Library Southwest cards from Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon parishes. Learn more about the Libraries Southwest Borrowing Service.
  • Refer to the Circulation Policy for a detailed explanation of guidelines and limits regarding library card accounts, check-out limits, as well as expectations for patrons prior to, during, and after borrowing items from the library.
Apply for a Library Card

Visit a library branch or, if 18 yrs or older, apply online.

Applying online for a library card? READ ME! 

  • Online account holders may access the library catalog, the mobile app, and many of our virtual library resources
  • Accounts are valid for 12 months.
  • Interlibrary Loan is not an available service.
  • View the Circulation Policy for eligibility requirements.

Full-service account

  • Receive a physical library card and check out and place holds on physical items.
  • Your physical library card can be used at all library locations in Calcasieu Parish. 
  • View the Circulation Policy for eligibility requirements.

If you've had a physical card before, but are not sure where it is, contact your home branch to see if you are eligible for a replacement card.


  • By signing the library card application, you agree to assume responsibility for your child's choice of materials, and to pay all charges for damaged, lost, or late materials that are checked out on the library card.
  • Online library resources accessed outside the library branch are not filtered for content. Please monitor your child's access appropriately.



  • Limited to our OverDrive resource. 
  • Sign up with a mobile phone number.
  • Accounts are only valid for a maximum of a year.
  • Once a mobile number has been used, it cannot be renewed.
  • Please visit the library for a physical card or use a different phone number.
  • Sign up.