All Library Locations Closed Until Further Notice; Please Hold All Returns

All Library locations in the parish of Lafayette are closed until further notice in compliance with the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order.
Book returns are not open, so please keep your items until we reopen. Due dates for …

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Library Digital Services Available

Though our library doors are closed, we have online databases available for you 24/7. We have everything you need to support online learning, eBooks & eAudiobooks, magazines & newspapers, entertainment, and so much more. You can find the full list under Free Stuff for Our Patrons, but here are a few we’d like to put a spotlight on.

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Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!
Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!

Read to your heart’s content! RomanceBookCloud provides unlimited and unrestricted access to a curated collection of 1,800 romance ebooks. Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Take the 100 Book Club challenge!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2020, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

LPSS Student IDs serve as a Lafayette Public Library Card!
LPSS Student IDs serve as a Lafayette Public Library Card!

The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up for a second year to provide your child with a free Student ID-Public Library Card. This program automatically enrolls more than 31,000 …

Access Ancestry.com Library Edition From Home
Access Ancestry.com Library Edition From Home

Interested in family research? We’ve got you covered! From now until April 30, Ancestry.com Library Edition can be accessed remotely through the digital resources page of our website at lafayettepubliclibrary.org/freestuff. It’s an online resource with over 1.2 billion …

*Updated Deadline* Writes of Spring Writing Contest
*Updated Deadline* Writes of Spring Writing Contest

The new deadline for submission is Friday, March 27, 2020
Submission Guidelines 
-The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, …

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Join our Goodreads group to discuss a new book each month!

March Madness
March Madness

March Madness is here, but instead of basketball, we’re all about the books! Help us pick the champion by voting to narrow down a list of popular teen authors to one grand champion that will …

*Digital* Wheel of Time Book Club
*Digital* Wheel of Time Book Club

The Wheel of Time book club will continue online as a Goodreads group! Join in by clicking below:
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1079709-lpl-wheel-of-time-book-club
“Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.” Join us as we discuss the Wheel of …

*Virtual* Zumba at the Library
*Virtual*  Zumba at the Library

Great news! The amazing Sahra Arabaca and her unstoppable team will be hosting virtual Zumba classes on Facebook at their regularly scheduled dates and times so you can still participate from home! You can join …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Acrylic Painting for Beginners
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Ollie Robot Lab
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Ollie Robot Lab

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Manic Monday
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Manic Monday

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: After-School Special
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: After-School Special

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED: Red Beans, Rice, and Reading
CANCELLED: Red Beans, Rice, and Reading

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED: Harry Potter Book Club
CANCELLED: Harry Potter Book Club

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Discover Genealogy
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Discover Genealogy

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

SUSPENDED: Welcome to Springtime Greeting Card
SUSPENDED: Welcome to Springtime Greeting Card

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED: Easter Canvas Painting
CANCELLED: Easter Canvas Painting

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Teen Snack Attack
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: Teen Snack Attack

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: To Be Continued Book Club
CANCELLED THROUGH 4/12: To Be Continued Book Club

Due to the threat of Covid19 (Coronavirus) and at the discretion of the CDC, WHO, and Lafayette Consolidated Government, all library events have been suspended until at least Sunday, April 12. Please check back here …