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Services

Programs

  • We have a full calendar of programs and events designed for all ages. View our Calendar of Events or our BookTalk newsletter to see what’s planned in the coming weeks.
  • Some of our program require registration. You may sign up by calling the library location or using the online form in the program listing in our Calendar of Events.

Collection/Catalog

  • You can search our online catalog for any books, eBooks, audiobooks and DVDs we have in our collection.
  • eBooks - The Lafayette Public Library offers multiple services that enable library card holders to access eBooks for free and even check them out to their own devices: Overdrive (eBook and audiobook downloads), TumbleBookCloud (YA/Teen eBooks and audiobooks), TumbleBookCloud Junior (eBooks, audiobooks and graphic novels for tweens), TumbleBook Library (interactive storybooks, chapter books and games for young children) and TrueFlix (educational, non-fiction books and videos for children).
  • Audiobooks – The library has a large collection of audiobooks in a variety of formats:  cassette, compact disk, Playaway (a portable device pre-loaded with an audiobook) and downloadable MP3s from our Overdrive service. We also provide access to TumbleBook Library, an electronic library for children that contains audiobooks and eBooks.
  • eMagazines – Our Zinio service lets you download popular newsstand magazines directly to your tablet.
  • Borrowing/Renewing Materials

Computers and Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all library branches.
  • All of our locations also have public access computers. You may reserve a computer for one hour at a time.
  • Our computers also have printing available at a small fee. Some locations have color printing, where others only have black and white printing.
  • For further information, please see the Electronic Resources Policy.

Copy Machines

  • Copy machines are available at all LPL locations. Copies are 10 cents per page.
  • Please observe copyright laws when photocopying materials. Copies are available in black and white only.

Databases

Library Cards

  • We issue library cards to people of all ages who live, work or go to school in Lafayette Parish.
  • Most library card holders from surrounding parishes are also eligible for a Lafayette Public Library card.
  • You can apply for a LPL card on our website.

Microfilm and Microfiche

  • Microfilm containing the Louisiana census records and the Daily Advertiser can be found in the Reference department of the Main Library.
  • The Lafayette Public Library owns a ST 200 microfilm viewer-scanner that you can use to convert microfilm, microfiche, and microcards to digital image files. Please ask at the Information Services desk for assistance.

Readers’ Advisory

Reference and Information Services

  • Our reference staff will answer questions in person, over the phone or via email.