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Temporary Library Cards Issued for Hurricane Evacuees

Beginning Wednesday, September 2, the Lafayette Public Library will issue temporary library cards to Louisiana residents from Jefferson Davis Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Cameron Parish who have been displaced by Hurricane Laura and who are momentarily living in Lafayette Parish.

Access to information and communication is vital in these times, and in order to make library resources easily and immediately available for these individuals, cards will be distributed at all nine Lafayette Public Library locations. The temporary library card will provide all the same benefits of a regular library card including the ability to checkout materials and book study rooms, as well as offering access to WiFi, computers, printers, fax machines, and more.

For more information about how to obtain a temporary library card, visit any of the nine Lafayette Public Library locations in person or call (337) 261-5787.

updated 9/01/2020)



  • shelter information, text ‘LASHELTER’ to 898211
  • Evacuee can present to Reception Center at
    •  ALEXANDRIA MEGASHELTER-  8125 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, 71302
    •  Will be directed to a hotel or a shelter


Safe and Well

FEMA – IA – Individual Assistance

DSNAP – Disaster Food Stamps

Region 4 Office of Public Health Services – call 337-262-5311

  • – for clinic closures, store closures, and open clinics as well as any other WIC info.
  • Emergency Immunizations
  • Reproductive Health Services (Family Planning)
  • List of local COVID-19 Testing Sites

To locate Hurricane Laura Evacuees in State-Provided Hotel Rooms

Behavioral Health Resources

  • OBH Keep Calm Line – 1-866-310-7977
  • OBH Recovery Outreach Line 1-833-333-1132
  • 24/7 VIA Link Cope Line 1-800-749-2673 or
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line  text REACHOUT to 741741
  • Magellan Health  1-800-327-7451

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

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