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Get Your Commemorative Library Card Today!
Posted on December 6, 2017
Get Your Commemorative Library Card Today!

There is still time for you to get a limited-edition commemorative library card! You can select a card featuring DC Comics Teen Titans or the artwork of local artist Susan Hamilton. The public is welcome to …

Student Support Sundays
Posted on December 6, 2017
Student Support Sundays

Need help getting started on a school project? Sign up for a one-hour slot for one-on-one help from a librarian. Open to all ages. Call to reserve your time slot. Children/Teens: 261-5778; Adults: 261-5787.
Sunday:
December 17
12:00 – 4:00 …

Holiday Wrap Up
Posted on December 6, 2017
Holiday Wrap Up

Don’t face those presents alone! Bring your gifts, wrapping paper and ribbon. We’ll bring the cocoa and craft supplies.
Tuesday, December 19
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Posted on December 6, 2017
Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to offer multiple book clubs for its patrons at various libraries. We offer book clubs at the Main Library, South Regional Library, North Regional Library, and East Regional Library.

Introducing RENEW DAT
Posted on December 6, 2017
Introducing RENEW DAT

Introducing our new service! RENEW DAT – Automatic renewals for your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
• No more late fees – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they are overdue letting you return …

Christmas Eve Observed: Closures
Posted on December 6, 2017
Christmas Eve Observed: Closures

Christmas Eve closures
All library locations will close on Friday, December 22 at 1:00 pm in observance of the Christmas Eve holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Saturday, December 23.
Christmas Day closures
All library …

Christmas Holiday: Closures
Posted on December 6, 2017
Christmas Holiday: Closures

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, December 26.

Family Gaming Night
Posted on December 6, 2017
Family Gaming Night

Bring in the family for some friendly competition as we set up our online and offline games for serious family fun.
Thursday, December 28
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

New Year’s Holiday: Closures
Posted on December 6, 2017
New Year’s Holiday: Closures

All library locations will close on Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 PM in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. They will remain closed on New Year’s Day (Monday) and reopen with normal business hours …

Family Fort Night
Posted on December 6, 2017
Family Fort Night

Families will build forts, read stories together and more! Please bring your own fort-building materials such as blankets and pillows.
Friday, January 5
5:45 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT): The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Posted on December 6, 2017
Lafayette Reads Together (LRT): The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is a community-wide reading experience from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations. Visit our libraries for a free copy of the 2018 selected book, …

Friends of the Library Mystery Book Sale
Posted on December 6, 2017
Friends of the Library Mystery Book Sale

Pick up a good mystery book at a great price and support the Friends of the Library!
Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Main Library

AR Information Now Shown in Catalog
Posted on October 9, 2017
AR Information Now Shown in Catalog

School is back in session and Accelerated Reader (AR) requirements will be here before you know it. The Lafayette Public Library now has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons will now be …

New! Lynda.com @ LPL
Posted on June 19, 2017
New! Lynda.com @ LPL

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce that patrons now have free access to Lynda.com, a customized learning center that provides access to a vast subscription library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Posted on January 16, 2017
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2017, 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 …

State & Federal Documents
Posted on October 19, 2016
State & Federal Documents

State and Federal Documents of Local Interest
The Lafayette Public Library System has print copies of some State and Federal documents, of interest to the local community, available for review on the third floor of the …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Posted on October 18, 2016
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to …

Water Damaged Materials
Posted on October 18, 2016
Water Damaged Materials

Water/Flood Damaged Books
If you can return your water damaged items, do so in person. Do not put wet items in the book drop or items will damage other items. Place items in plastic and bring …

Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout
Posted on October 1, 2016
Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout

Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library. And in Lafayette Parish, it now is! Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, …

Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
Posted on October 18, 2015
Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you easily create professional-looking resumes in just a few minutes with little-to-no help, regardless of your computer or writing skills. With Cypress Resume, there …