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Lafayette Reads Together: Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
Posted on December 3, 2019
Lafayette Reads Together: Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is a community-wide reading program from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations to get the community reading, sharing and discussing the same book. Free …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Posted on December 2, 2019
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!
Posted on December 2, 2019
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 …

Second Chance Book Giveaway
Posted on December 1, 2019
Second Chance Book Giveaway

Join us on the second weekend of every month at the South Regional and Main Libraries for a Second Chance Book Giveaway. Adult, teen, and children’s books removed from our ten library locations will be …

Lynda.com @ LPL
Posted on May 6, 2019
Lynda.com @ LPL

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer patrons 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 taught by recognized …

Lafayette Public Library Unveils Its New Mobile Branch
Posted on May 5, 2019
Lafayette Public Library Unveils Its New Mobile Branch

The Bookmobile is 32 feet long, handicap accessible, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot. The vehicle will be stocked with a diverse collection of books, DVDs and audiobooks available to check out as part of its outreach services. It …

New Calendar of Events for Event Registration
Posted on May 5, 2019
New Calendar of Events for Event Registration

Please note! We have switched over to a new calendar and bookings system! Our new calendar can be found at lafayettela.libcal.com.
While the old system has been removed from our website, you may need to update your bookmarks …

New Mobile App!
Posted on May 5, 2019
New Mobile App!

The new Lafayette Public Library app is here! Download it today for iOS or Android by searching “Lafayette Public Library” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, simply …

Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums
Posted on November 29, 2018
Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer the museum pass program that provides free family admission to five museums and historic sites in Lafayette Parish. Due to the success of the library’s partnership with …

Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!
Posted on October 5, 2018
Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!

Check Out the Musical Instrument Library (M.I.Brary)!
You can now check out a guitar, keyboard, or even an accordion the same way you would a book at the Chenier Branch of the Lafayette Public Library!
Who knows — …

Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced
Posted on May 4, 2018
Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Writes of Spring Writing Contest. We congratulate the winners and recognize the efforts of all students who contributed their entries. We also …

Try BiblioBoard: A New Indie Author Composition Service
Posted on April 30, 2018
Try BiblioBoard: A New Indie Author Composition Service

Introducing BiblioBoard: A New Indie Author Composition Service!
Are you looking for the perfect platform to publish that dystopian thriller you wrote last NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Look no further! The Lafayette Public Library is …

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 …

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 …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
Posted on October 17, 2015
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.

iPads for Children Available at Main!
Posted on October 17, 2015
iPads for Children Available at Main!

The Lafayette Public Library Children’s Department at  the Main Library is now checking out ipads to be used in the Children’s department. In an effort to provide early and equal access to digital resources, iPads will …

Download Your Favorite Magazines
Posted on December 19, 2014
Download Your Favorite Magazines

The Lafayette Public Library offers two digital magazine services that allow patrons to check out and read magazines on mobile devices, tablets or computers.
You see the same material you get in print. Some of the available magazines include: Cosmopolitan, …