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Writes of Spring Writing Contest Winners
Posted on February 14, 2017
Writes of Spring Writing Contest Winners

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce the Writes of Spring Contest winners. Thank you for all of your amazing entries! The High School Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 4 at …

Festival International: Main Library Closure
Posted on February 14, 2017
Festival International: Main Library Closure

The Main Library will close early on the following dates due to Festival International taking place in downtown Lafayette:
Wednesday, April 26
closes at 5:00 PM

Leyla McCalla at the Main Library
Posted on February 14, 2017
Leyla McCalla at the Main Library

Leyla McCalla: Live at the Library
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:15 PM
Main Library Meeting Room
Named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, Leyla McCalla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to …

Study Space for Teens
Posted on February 14, 2017
Study Space for Teens

Need a spot to study, work on a group project or write that paper you’ve been putting off? We’ll provide the space and snacks! Ages 12 – 18.

Mondays:
May 8, 15
4:00 – 8:00 PM
East Regional Library 

School’s Out for Summer!
Posted on February 14, 2017
School’s Out for Summer!

You’ve survived another school year! Celebrate with food, activities, and video games. You’ll also learn about volunteering at the library and the great summer programs we are planning! Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 26
3:00 – 4:00 …

Memorial Day Library Closures
Posted on February 14, 2017
Memorial Day Library Closures

All libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

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, …

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Posted on October 18, 2015
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs May 5th through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

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 …

Renew on OverDrive!
Posted on October 7, 2015
Renew on OverDrive!

Did you know that you can renew your ebooks and audiobooks that you have checked out on OverDrive? If there isn’t a hold placed on the item you have checked out, simply log into your …

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 …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
Posted on December 15, 2014
City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library

Lafayette Transit System announced today that it will begin servicing South Regional Library with its Route 25 on Monday, December 1.
“We are thrilled that the Lafayette Transit System has agreed to offer our South Regional …

Holds and Overdue Notifications
Posted on December 15, 2014
Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
Posted on December 15, 2014
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …