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Introducing RENEW DAT
Posted on February 15, 2018
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 …

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT): The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Posted on February 15, 2018
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, The …

Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Posted on February 15, 2018
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.

Travels in Alaska: A Photo Journey
Posted on February 15, 2018
Travels in Alaska: A Photo Journey

Join us to learn more about small ship adventures in Alaska with Jeffrey and Christine Smith of Northwest Navigation. For twelve years Jeffrey and Christine have been cruising in Alaska on the Motor Vessel David …

Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns
Posted on December 6, 2017
Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns

Never be late again. Although we can’t do much about your tardiness for school or other appointments, we hope you never have a late library book or DVD again. In November, we started an automatic …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pronunciator is here!
Posted on August 14, 2014
Pronunciator is here!

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …

TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!
Posted on October 22, 2013
TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!

Parents, looking for something to engage a reluctant reader or a lover of non-fiction? Check out TrueFlix! This great literary resource by Scholastic provides short videos and ebooks on a variety of non-fiction topics, including …