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Books & eBooks
OverDrive
OverDrive
10 checkouts at once - eBooks & audiobooks check out for 14 days - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - website on PCs/laptops - apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
Freading
FreadingBrowse nonfiction and fiction titles; great resource for niche genre readers. 6 checkouts at once and eBooks check out for 14 days - login: library card, PIN, email address and password - website on PCs/laptops and apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS & Android
Desktop users: may require Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out only available.
HooplaDigital
HooplaDigital30 checkouts per month - eBooks, audiobooks, & comics check out for 21 days - login: email address & library card - website: PCs/laptops & apps for smartphones & tablets: iOS, Android, Kindle
** No card? Can use mobile phone number, but only valid for 1 year.
EBSCO
EBSCOeBook, eAudiobooks, journals - topics include self-help, fitness, and crafts - login required to save, etc. - username or email address, and password
Teen Book Cloud
Teen Book Cloudcollection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, AP English, and audiobooks for grades 7-12

TumbleBooks
TumbleBooksBrowse books, quizzes, language learning, and more.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogBrowse fiction/nonfiction, large print, mysteries, and more; find recent arrivals & on-order titles.
BookBrowse
BookBrowseFind book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love.
Audiobooks
OverDrive
OverDriveCheckout limit is 10 per card - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - shared collection for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, & Vernon parishes - BONUS: kids and teens collections. Apps for iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.

HooplaDigital
HooplaDigital30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
Freegal
FreegalDownload (and keep) or stream. Enjoy 5 downloads per 7 days and 3 -hour daily streaming. Login: library card and PIN. Email address for reminders.
eBSCO
eBSCOBrowse fiction and non-fiction titles.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogBrowse then filter by subject or genre; find recent arrivals & on-order titles.
Comics & Graphic Novels
HooplaDigital
HooplaDigitalDownload or stream comics (includes DC and Marvel) - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode
OverDrive
OverDriveFilter by interest level. Login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds. BONUS: kids and teens collection. Apps for iOS and Android. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
Freading
FreadingBrowse comics and graphic books - login requires library card, PIN, email address and password.
Desktop users: may require Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out only available.
TumbleBook Cloud
TumbleBook CloudGraphic novels for children.
Teen Book Cloud
Teen Book CloudGraphic novels for young adults and adults.
Library Catalog - Comics
Library Catalog - Comics
Library Catalog - Graphic Novels
Library Catalog - Graphic NovelsBrowse great reads by popular authors.
Magazines
General OneFile
General OneFileBrowse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Includes "The New York Times, "The Washington Post", "Good Housekeeping", and older issues of "Consumer Reports". Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access.
journals - eBSCOHost
journals - eBSCOHostBrowse biographies, business and technology and other topics - login required to save, etc. - username or email, and password
eMagazines - OverDrive
eMagazines - OverDriveBorrow and read magazines - login: library card & PIN - email address to place holds - available for simultaneous use, but doesn't count against the standard checkout limit. Borrowed titles will be returned when the lending period is hit, or, you may renew the title. Collection available within the Libby app. Kindle users have two options. Option 1: Install app on Kindle. Option 2: In browser, access the Libby website.
HooplaDigital BingePass
HooplaDigital BingePassGet 7 days of unlimited access to hoopla's magazine collection.
physical magazines - library catalog
physical magazines - library catalogFind out what's available at the library.
index only - Bayou State Periodical Index
index only - Bayou State Periodical IndexBrowse this index to Louisiana popular periodicals.
Movies & TV
OverDrive
Download/stream videos - 10 checkouts per card - login requires library card number and PIN. Email address to place holds.
Shared collection - Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, & Vernon parish library cardholders. Apps available for iOS and Android. Kindle users: In browser, access libbyapp.com.
HooplaDigital - movies
HooplaDigital - moviesBorrow or stream television shows - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
HooplaDigital - TV shows
HooplaDigital - TV showsBorrow or stream television shows - 30 checkouts per month - login: email address & library card - try it out even if you don't have a library card - BONUS: kids mode, iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps
Kanopy - movies
Kanopy - moviesStream up to 10 titles per month - stream up to 10 titles per month - blockbusters, documentaries, independent and Indie films, kids movies, and more. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. No checkout limits for the Great Courses and Kids’ Corner. Apps for iOS, Android, Roku, and other TV apps.
Kanopy Kids
Kanopy KidsBrowse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available. Login: library card & PIN and email address.
Mango films
Mango filmsMango Premiere teaches you a new language by watching foreign films.  Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab once you have chosen a language. This feature is currently only available on the desktop version. User login: email or username, and password - guest access available.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogFind something for your next movie night!
Music
Freegal
FreegalDownload (and keep) or stream music albums, singles, and music videos.
Create your own playlists or listen to pre-created playlists.
5 downloads per 7 days and 3-hour daily streaming - login: library card and PIN. Email address for reminders.

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

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

Newspapers.com
Newspapers.comBrowse historical newspapers from newspapers from around the United States and beyond.
Southwest Daily News
Southwest Daily NewsExplore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.
USA Today Collection
USA Today CollectionExplore USA history through local news, events and people with USA TODAY Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also, available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Library Catalog
Library CatalogFind out what's available at the library.
Online Learning
Gale Presents Udemy
Gale Presents Udemy 24/7 access to 4,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors; library card and a Google or Microsoft account - must be 13 years or older - Udemy for Business apps available
Online Tutorials - Niche Academy
Online Tutorials - Niche AcademyOnline tutorials covering library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools.
Mango Languages
Mango LanguagesLanguage-learning system teaching actual conversation skills; BONUS: Mango Premiere teaches you a new language by watching foreign films. User login requires email or username and password - guest access available.
Pronunciator
PronunciatorLearning a new language is easy! Access over 80 languages or practice ESL - login requires email and password - 1st time users have temp instant access. (State Library)
Homework Louisiana - Tutor.com
Homework Louisiana - Tutor.comSkills center and live tutors. Tutoring assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p and job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p. (State Library) - login: username and password
LearningExpress 3.0
LearningExpress 3.0Prep for career preparation (includes Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improve Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. - email required for account/sign-in
Reading Recommendations
Book Reviews - Library Blog
Book Reviews - Library BlogCheck out these reviews from our staff! Posts are shared every Wednesday. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed.
Join a Book Club!
Join a Book Club!Subscribe to discover aspiring teen writers as they write about the book and what’s happening in their daily lives.
Reading Challenges
Reading ChallengesEarn virtual badges, follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits.
Hoopla Book Club Hub
Hoopla Book Club HubJoin the book club which offers quarterly reads with instant availability, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees.
BookBrowse
BookBrowseYour one-stop spot for book recommendations, book reviews, supplementary materials for book clubs, and search tools specially designed to help you find books you’ll love.
Big Library Read (OverDrive)
Big Library Read (OverDrive)OverDrive's global book club. Connect with readers around the world with the same eBook/audiobook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

Browse the list below of popular virtual library resources. Find a complete list of resources in on the Resources webpage.


 A library card and/or PIN may be required if accessing these resources outside the library locations. If you've replaced your library card or changed your email address, find out how this may impact library resources.

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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and magazines. Available 24/7 - titles are automatically returned. Magazines are available for simultaneous use - doesn't count against the standard checkout limit. 

Optional: Instant Digital Card - use a mobile phone number. This option is only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. 

The Libby app is available for Windows, MAC, and Chromebooks.

Older Apple devices will need to update the operating system. DETAILS.

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Kindle users:

Option 1: Install app on Kindle.
Option 2: In browser, access libbyapp.com.

Account Info:
Login requires library card number and PIN. Email address to place holds.

Checkout Info:
10 checkouts per card - excludes magazines

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Borrow ebooks, movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, and comics. Browse through special collections that include debut authors, celebrity readers, At-Home Learning, British narrators, and Craftsy (online resource for basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, etc.) 

Available on Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku.

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Account Info:
Login requires an email address and library card.

Checkout Info:
30 checkouts per month

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Streaming movie service - stream up to 10 titles per month - blockbusters, documentaries, independent and Indie films, kids' movies, and more. 
No checkout limits for the Great Courses (lectures ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, etc.) and Kids’ Corner.

Available on Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung.

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Account Info:
Login requires library card & PIN and email address.

Checkout Info:
Stream up to 10 titles per month. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours.

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Download or stream music, music videos, and audiobooks. Create and listen to pre-created playlists. 

Guess what? You can keep anything that you download! 

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Account Info:
Login requires library card and PIN. Email address for reminders.

Checkout Info:
Check out 5 titles per week and/or enjoy 3 hours of daily streaming

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Check out nonfiction and fiction titles, and browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, Cooking, Disney Graphic Novels, Study Aids, and True Crime.
This is a great resource for niche genre readers.
Desktop users: may require Adobe Digital Editions ID and browsing/checking out only available.

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Account Info:
Login requires library card, PIN, email address and password. 

Checkout Info:
Checkout 6 titles per week.

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Enjoy animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, and games. 

Use TumbleSearch to find a book by title, author, subject, language, time, and Accelerated Reader. 

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Account Info:
No user login required.

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An online learning platform providing instruction to help you upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest. 24/7 access to on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Features 2,000+ courses taught by native speakers. 

App notes: "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, then sign in with your library card.

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Account Info:
Your library card and a Google or Microsoft account.
Must be 13 years or older. 

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Browse magazines, newspapers, journals, newswire, transcripts, etc. Topics include current events, education, personal finance, self-help, and sports. 

Publications include "The New York Times, "The Washington Post", "Good Housekeeping", and older issues of "Consumer Reports". 

Save, share, and download content using OneNote, OneDrive, Noodle Tools, Easy Bib, and Ref Works. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts - get notified of new content. 

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Account Info:
May log in with Google or Microsoft account to save searches, etc.

A library card is required for remote access.

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Learn through actual conversation and by watching foreign films.
The foreign film option is currently only available on the desktop version.
Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab once you have chosen a language. 

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Account Info:
Login requires email or username and password.
Guest access available.

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A fun way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. 

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Account Info: 
Login requires email and password.
First-time users have temp instant access.

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Online tutorials covering library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools. 

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Account Info:
No user login required.

update: July 20, 2022