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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 the virtual library.
  • Accounts are valid for 12 months.
  • Interlibrary Loan is not an available service.
  • To upgrade to a full-service account, receive a physical library card, to check out and place holds on physical items, visit a local library branch with proof of identification.
  • If you already have a physical library card, it will work for our online resources. If you have had a physical card before but are not sure where it is, please contact your home branch to see if you are eligible for a replacement card.

Non Calcasieu Parish Residents

Instant Digital Card - eBooks/audiobooks from OverDrive

  • 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.