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Browse the category or A-Z list of the library's subscription databases, resources, and services. 

 

  • 64 Parishes

    Browse this comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana. 

  • ABC Mouse (Inside Library Access Only)

     Fun activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. [educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos]

  • African American Heritage (in branch link)

    Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. NOTE: This resource is accessible when inside a library branch. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

  • African American Heritage (remote link)

    Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

  • American Press Collection

    Text and digitized issues of the American Press. Text edition coverage from 2002 through the current year - digital edition coverage begins in the year 2022. Remote access with a library card and available 24/7 on any device.
    NOTES: There may be a delay before the newest issues of the American Press are available. Southwest Daily News issues can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues. [Newsbank]

  • Ancestry Library Edition (Inside Library Access Only)

    Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

  • AtoZ the USA

    Information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans, historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

  • Bayou State Periodical Index

    Index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021) State Library of Louisiana resource

  • Beanstack

    Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Big Library Read - OverDrive

    OverDrive's global reading program that connects you to other readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

    Biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

  • Biography eBook Collection

    Biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

  • Biography Reference Source

    Full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Book Index with Reviews

    Full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

  • BookBrowse for Libraries

    Book recommendations and reviews, recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

  • Books and Authors

    Reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

  • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

    Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

  • Britannica Collective

    Full-color and black-and-white non-fiction eBooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

  • Business Searching Interface

    Company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

  • Calcasieu Parish Community Services

    Community resources, social services information, local websites, etc. 

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Plus Academy Practice Tests

    Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions. Topics include Safety & Emergency, Resident's Rights, Personal Care, Mental Health, Infection Control, and Restorative Services. Includes a CNA Exam Simulator. 

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. Gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Cypress Resume

    Create a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet with this true free resume resource - no paywalls. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

    Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

  • Dictionary.com

    A reliable access to millions of word definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations; as well as offering brain building games, crossword help, and other tools designed to entertain and educate. 

  • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

    Interactive OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and CDL licenses. Read, listen, or download handbooks, too. 

  • EBSCOhost Research Databases

    Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
    App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

    Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

    Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

  • Exceptional Lives

    Special education resources and tools and other services for children with disabilities. 

  • Explora - Elementary

    Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - General

    Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - High School

    Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - Middle School

    Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - Teachers

    Specialized research center for teachers. Includes primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

    Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

  • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

    Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

  • Freading

    Nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Find popular books that inspired movies and shows. Browse featured collections such as comic books, travel guides (Destination Guides), cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

  • freegalmusic+

    Stream up to 3 hours per day or download 5 titles per week - ad-free service. Download songs that you keep! Create your own playlists. The collection includes Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists and tons of music videos. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Gale General OneFile

    Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

  • Gale Literature

    Collection of nonfiction eBooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

  • Gale Resources (complete list)

    Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

  • GovInfo.gov

    Online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO).

  • Health eBook Collection

    Information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

  • HeritageHub

    Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

    Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.]  niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (remote link)

    Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.] niche academy icon

  • History Month Resources

    Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

  • History Reference Source

    Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

  • HistoryGeo.com (Inside Library Access Only)

    Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

  • Hobbies & Crafts Source

    Start a new craft or hobby, or find new ideas for an existing hobby. Whether your interest is collecting, home & garden, crafting, fiber or paper wrangling, scrapbooking, model building, or performing arts, you'll find amazing information in this resource. [EBSCO]  niche academy icon State Library of Louisiana

  • Home Improvement Source

    Full-text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. [EBSCO] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

    Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • hoopla Book Club Hub

    Join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

  • hoopla digital

    eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
    Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • hoopla digital BingePass

    Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

  • hoopla's The Club

    A diverse selection of hand-picked book recommendations for book clubs - without holds or wait lists. 

  • Hurricane Season Resources

    Be prepared! View local and state information, find pet-friendly hotels, view clean-up guides, etc. 

  • Job Search Assistance

    Get help! Service is available 7 days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

  • Kanopy

    Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from content providers such as A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
    Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Kanopy Kids

    Stream unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

  • LA Tech Ready - new users

    Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

  • LA Tech Ready - returning users

    Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

  • Lake Charles City Directory

    Browse this missing piece of Lake Charles's history - a copy of the first Directory of the City of Lake Charles, published in 1895. NOTE: a photocopy version and a microfilm copy are available at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library.

  • LEAP Practice Test Questions

    These practice tests show what each part, or session, of the real LEAP and GEE tests is like. Practice Tests look similar to the real tests. Provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.

  • LearningExpress Library

    Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Legal eBook Collection

    Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

  • Legal Forms, by Gale

    Essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. Forms are customizable. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Legal Information Source

    Full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Libby App, by OverDrive

    Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
    Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

  • Library Blog - #cpplreads

    Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

  • Library Catalog

    Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

  • Library Elf

    Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

  • Library Mobile App

    Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Library Newsletter

    Stay in the know of what's happening at your library - resource spotlight, upcoming programs, and book recommendations. Don't worry about signing up. You are automatically signed up when you register for a library card. 

  • Literary Reference Source Plus

    Full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • LoanShark

    Online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

  • Louisiana Digital Library

    Digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

  • Louisiana Digital Media Archive

    Preserving Louisiana's media history for future generations. A service from LPB and PBS Digital Collection. 

  • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

    Newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

  • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

    Collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents provided by state agencies. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

  • Mango Languages

    Conversational-based lessons, featuring family profiles. Download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

  • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

    Thirteen volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid. Born in Lake Charles in 1882, Maude grew up during the period when many first or second-generation pioneers were alive, and heard first- and second-hand stories of the early days of Imperial Calcasieu Parish. She was entrusted with stories, was given original photographs, letters, other memorabilia, and artifacts, and was allowed to copy original official records. Microfilmed copies of the scrapbooks are available for viewing at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library.

  • MentalHealth.gov

    A one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

  • Merck Manuals

    Comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. This is offered as a free public service to healthcare professionals and the public.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

    Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

    Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

    Free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

  • Newsbank - complete collection list

    Hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. Source types include audio, video, transcripts, magazine, and more. Bonus: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

  • NewspaperArchive (Inside Library Access Only)

    Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

  • Newspapers.com

    Browse historical newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Availability varies by publication. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

  • Niche Academy

    Learn about library resources and services, software, and other technology with these online tutorials.  niche academy image

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

  • NoveList Plus

    Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

  • Obituary Index

    Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

  • Online Book Club

    Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

  • OverDrive

    Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

  • ProCitizen

    Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses, interactive videos, drills, and quizzes, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

  • Pronunciator

    Vocabulary-based resource offers daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

    Publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

  • Recommended Reads

    View our monthly newsletters showcasing staff book reviews, browse new and forthcoming titles, or recently returned titles, view (and/or) subscribe to online book clubs, find award winning titles, and more. 

  • Science Reference Source

    Full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Scribner Writer Series

    Essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Small Business Source

    Full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Something about the Author

    Illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Southwest Daily News - text archives

    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. [Newsbank]

  • State Library of Louisiana Resources

    Collection of online subscription databases (aka Louisiana Library Connection) provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

  • State Library of Louisiana's Catalog

    Search this library's online catalog.

  • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

    TBBL provides a free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

  • Tax Resources

    IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms, and tax aid services within our community or online.

  • TeenBookCloud

    eBooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

  • TumbleBooks Library Premium

    Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

  • Twayne's Author Series

    Full-text, frequently-used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, providing literary critical interpretation and discussion. This database is available through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

    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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

  • USA Today Collection

    Current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Text-only issues: 1987 to current; digital image issues: 2006 to current. 24/7 remote access on any device. [Newsbank]

  • USA.gov

    The U.S. Government's official web portal. 

  • Value Line

    Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

  • Westlaw Remote Access (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

    (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) A premier legal research database for pro se (self-represented/people in court without a lawyer). Louisiana residents seeking legal information and research assistance, will find access to  annotated law, court cases, legal textbooks, forms, and more. Access is provided by The Law Library of Louisiana and Thomas Reuters. NOTE: Users will be required to complete a OnePass registration and to validate their email address before accessing the online content. 

  • Wolfram Alpha

    Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

  • WorldCat.org

    A cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 72,000 libraries, making it the world's largest, most complete, and most consulted library union catalog.

  • Yearbook Collection (aka Louisiana Digital Library)

    A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Library Elf

      Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Source

      Full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Reference Source

      Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Big Library Read - OverDrive

      OverDrive's global reading program that connects you to other readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

    • BookBrowse for Libraries

      Book recommendations and reviews, recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • hoopla Book Club Hub

      Join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

    • hoopla's The Club

      A diverse selection of hand-picked book recommendations for book clubs - without holds or wait lists. 

    • Online Book Club

      Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • BookBrowse for Libraries

      Book recommendations and reviews, recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Books and Authors

      Reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

    • Library Blog - #cpplreads

      Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

      Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

    • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

      Free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      TBBL provides a free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • Business Searching Interface

      Company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. Forms are customizable. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Small Business Source

      Full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Wolfram Alpha

      Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

    • ABC Mouse (Inside Library Access Only)

       Fun activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. [educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos]

    • Explora - Elementary

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy Kids

      Stream unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Mango Languages

      Conversational-based lessons, featuring family profiles. Download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses, interactive videos, drills, and quizzes, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Pronunciator

      Vocabulary-based resource offers daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Freading

      Nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Find popular books that inspired movies and shows. Browse featured collections such as comic books, travel guides (Destination Guides), cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Dictionary.com

      A reliable access to millions of word definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations; as well as offering brain building games, crossword help, and other tools designed to entertain and educate. 

    • Hobbies & Crafts Source

      Start a new craft or hobby, or find new ideas for an existing hobby. Whether your interest is collecting, home & garden, crafting, fiber or paper wrangling, scrapbooking, model building, or performing arts, you'll find amazing information in this resource. [EBSCO]  niche academy icon State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Wolfram Alpha

      Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from content providers such as A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Freading

      Nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Find popular books that inspired movies and shows. Browse featured collections such as comic books, travel guides (Destination Guides), cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • Gale Literature

      Collection of nonfiction eBooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Health eBook Collection

      Information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      eBooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • ABC Mouse (Inside Library Access Only)

       Fun activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. [educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos]

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Cypress Resume

      Create a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet with this true free resume resource - no paywalls. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Job Search Assistance

      Get help! Service is available 7 days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • History Reference Source

      Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Source

      Full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from content providers such as A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Mango Languages

      Conversational-based lessons, featuring family profiles. Download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Pronunciator

      Vocabulary-based resource offers daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from content providers such as A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. Forms are customizable. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Wolfram Alpha

      Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. NOTE: This resource is accessible when inside a library branch. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (Inside Library Access Only)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

      Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

      Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.] niche academy icon

    • HistoryGeo.com (Inside Library Access Only)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

    • Lake Charles City Directory

      Browse this missing piece of Lake Charles's history - a copy of the first Directory of the City of Lake Charles, published in 1895. NOTE: a photocopy version and a microfilm copy are available at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library.

    • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

      Thirteen volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid. Born in Lake Charles in 1882, Maude grew up during the period when many first or second-generation pioneers were alive, and heard first- and second-hand stories of the early days of Imperial Calcasieu Parish. She was entrusted with stories, was given original photographs, letters, other memorabilia, and artifacts, and was allowed to copy original official records. Microfilmed copies of the scrapbooks are available for viewing at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library.

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      Hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. Source types include audio, video, transcripts, magazine, and more. Bonus: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

    • NewspaperArchive (Inside Library Access Only)

      Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

    • Obituary Index

      Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

    • AtoZ the USA

      Information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans, historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • GovInfo.gov

      Online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO).

    • USA.gov

      The U.S. Government's official web portal. 

    • Freading

      Nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Find popular books that inspired movies and shows. Browse featured collections such as comic books, travel guides (Destination Guides), cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      eBooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. Gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • Health eBook Collection

      Information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

    • MentalHealth.gov

      A one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

    • Merck Manuals

      Comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. This is offered as a free public service to healthcare professionals and the public.

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. NOTE: This resource is accessible when inside a library branch. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research; includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (Inside Library Access Only)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

      Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

      Military records, yearbooks, stories, photos, official publications, historic documents, memorials and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest.] niche academy icon

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Source

      Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • HistoryGeo.com (Inside Library Access Only)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

    • Obituary Index

      Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

    • Yearbook Collection (aka Louisiana Digital Library)

      A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.

    • Home Improvement Source

      Full-text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. [EBSCO] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • AtoZ the USA

      Information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans, historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Source

      Full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Britannica Collective

      Full-color and black-and-white non-fiction eBooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • Explora - Elementary

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - High School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Middle School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Teachers

      Specialized research center for teachers. Includes primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Gale Literature

      Collection of nonfiction eBooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Source

      Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Source

      Full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Digital Media Archive

      Preserving Louisiana's media history for future generations. A service from LPB and PBS Digital Collection. 

    • LoanShark

      Online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Cypress Resume

      Create a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet with this true free resume resource - no paywalls. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Job Search Assistance

      Get help! Service is available 7 days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021) State Library of Louisiana resource

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Mango Languages

      Conversational-based lessons, featuring family profiles. Download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • Pronunciator

      Vocabulary-based resource offers daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. Forms are customizable. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Legal Information Source

      Full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Small Business Source

      Full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Westlaw Remote Access (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

      (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) A premier legal research database for pro se (self-represented/people in court without a lawyer). Louisiana residents seeking legal information and research assistance, will find access to  annotated law, court cases, legal textbooks, forms, and more. Access is provided by The Law Library of Louisiana and Thomas Reuters. NOTE: Users will be required to complete a OnePass registration and to validate their email address before accessing the online content. 

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Library Newsletter

      Stay in the know of what's happening at your library - resource spotlight, upcoming programs, and book recommendations. Don't worry about signing up. You are automatically signed up when you register for a library card. 

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

      Free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      Collection of online subscription databases (aka Louisiana Library Connection) provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      TBBL provides a free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • WorldCat.org

      A cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 72,000 libraries, making it the world's largest, most complete, and most consulted library union catalog.

    • Yearbook Collection (aka Louisiana Digital Library)

      A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • LoanShark

      Online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • State Library of Louisiana's Catalog

      Search this library's online catalog.

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Literary Reference Source Plus

      Full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Scribner Writer Series

      Essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • Something about the Author

      Illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • Twayne's Author Series

      Full-text, frequently-used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, providing literary critical interpretation and discussion. This database is available through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • 64 Parishes

      Browse this comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana. 

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Digital Media Archive

      Preserving Louisiana's media history for future generations. A service from LPB and PBS Digital Collection. 

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents provided by state agencies. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      Collection of online subscription databases (aka Louisiana Library Connection) provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021) State Library of Louisiana resource

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from content providers such as A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy Kids

      Stream unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • freegalmusic+

      Stream up to 3 hours per day or download 5 titles per week - ad-free service. Download songs that you keep! Create your own playlists. The collection includes Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists and tons of music videos. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • American Press Collection

      Text and digitized issues of the American Press. Text edition coverage from 2002 through the current year - digital edition coverage begins in the year 2022. Remote access with a library card and available 24/7 on any device.
      NOTES: There may be a delay before the newest issues of the American Press are available. Southwest Daily News issues can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues. [Newsbank]

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Library Newsletter

      Stay in the know of what's happening at your library - resource spotlight, upcoming programs, and book recommendations. Don't worry about signing up. You are automatically signed up when you register for a library card. 

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      Hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. Source types include audio, video, transcripts, magazine, and more. Bonus: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

    • NewspaperArchive (Inside Library Access Only)

      Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

    • Newspapers.com

      Browse historical newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Availability varies by publication. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

    • Southwest Daily News - text archives

      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. [Newsbank]

    • USA Today Collection

      Current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Text-only issues: 1987 to current; digital image issues: 2006 to current. 24/7 remote access on any device. [Newsbank]

    • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

      Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

    • Exceptional Lives

      Special education resources and tools and other services for children with disabilities. 

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      TBBL provides a free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Plus Academy Practice Tests

      Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions. Topics include Safety & Emergency, Resident's Rights, Personal Care, Mental Health, Infection Control, and Restorative Services. Includes a CNA Exam Simulator. 

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Interactive OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and CDL licenses. Read, listen, or download handbooks, too. 

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LEAP Practice Test Questions

      These practice tests show what each part, or session, of the real LEAP and GEE tests is like. Practice Tests look similar to the real tests. Provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses, interactive videos, drills, and quizzes, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • Explora - Middle School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • Wolfram Alpha

      Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • BookBrowse for Libraries

      Book recommendations and reviews, recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Books and Authors

      Reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

    • hoopla Book Club Hub

      Join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

    • hoopla's The Club

      A diverse selection of hand-picked book recommendations for book clubs - without holds or wait lists. 

    • Library Blog - #cpplreads

      Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, devices (iPads, laptops, and hotspots), jigsaw puzzles, sensory backpacks, and outdoor games. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, reviews, and Accelerated Reader info. niche academy icon

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

    • Online Book Club

      Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

    • Recommended Reads

      View our monthly newsletters showcasing staff book reviews, browse new and forthcoming titles, or recently returned titles, view (and/or) subscribe to online book clubs, find award winning titles, and more. 

    • Beanstack

      Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • LoanShark

      Online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021) State Library of Louisiana resource

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Source

      Full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Britannica Collective

      Full-color and black-and-white non-fiction eBooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

    • Business Searching Interface

      Company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. Gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Beginning Fri., July 26th, this resource will experience a pause in the availability of new or updated content. It will be accessible, but it may take up to 10 days to resume full content currency. Full-text magazines and journals, eBooks, and audiobooks - sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Elementary

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - General

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - High School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Middle School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Gale Literature

      Collection of nonfiction eBooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Source

      Reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Legal Information Source

      Full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. Topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Literary Reference Source Plus

      Full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents provided by state agencies. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Source

      Full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Cypress Resume

      Create a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet with this true free resume resource - no paywalls. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      Collection of online subscription databases (aka Louisiana Library Connection) provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Tax Resources

      IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms, and tax aid services within our community or online.

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • Wolfram Alpha

      Answer engine covering mathematics, science & technology, society & culture, and everyday like and factual information for various subject areas. Includes conversions and step-by-step mathematical solutions.

    • BookBrowse for Libraries

      Book recommendations and reviews, recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Explora - High School

      Primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to help with homework and research projects [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      eBooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • AtoZ the USA

      Information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans, historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Plus Academy Practice Tests

      Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions. Topics include Safety & Emergency, Resident's Rights, Personal Care, Mental Health, Infection Control, and Restorative Services. Includes a CNA Exam Simulator. 

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Interactive OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and CDL licenses. Read, listen, or download handbooks, too. 

    • Homework Louisiana, a service of tutor.com

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera. Sign up with an email address and a password.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LearningExpress Library

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Commercial Driver's License, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, Cosmetology, Electrician and Plumbing, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, improving Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Niche Academy

      Learn about library resources and services, software, and other technology with these online tutorials.  niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses, interactive videos, drills, and quizzes, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      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. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana logo

    • hoopla digital

      eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom (includes full color current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips), Cuentos para ninos en espanol, Curiosity Stream, Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), The Great Courses Library, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for KidsHallmark Movies Now, Hands on Crafts for KidsHellosaurus, The Highlights Collection, hoopla Magazines, In the Kitchen with CraftsyKids Vidz, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World: People, Places, and HolidaysPinkalicious, Pokemon, Puzzle PalaceRead-Along 2 Learn, The Reading Corner, and STEAM Powered Kids. NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon


State Library of Louisiana logState Library of Louisiana Database Use Policy

  • A library card is required for remote access. 
  • View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.
  • By special arrangement with the vendors, students in Louisiana Public Schools are able to use certain databases from the school. 
  • Here's the list