Summer Reading Challenge Extends to August 15
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So far, our patrons have logged more than 2 million minutes (67%) for the Summer Reading Challenge! We are more than two-thirds of the way to our goal and need your help. Here’s where the …

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Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch
Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch

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

“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service
“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service

RENEW DAT  automatically renews your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
* No more late fees [but we still have late fees] – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they are overdue letting you return …

AR Information in Catalog
AR Information in Catalog

The Lafayette Public Library has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons can find all pertinent AR info when they search for a specific book, including interest level, reading level, points, and even …

Playaway Launchpad
Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has Playaway Launchpads in our collection! These preloaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brainpower! Launchpads are a secure way to let your child …

Water Damaged Materials
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
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
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 …

iPads for Children Available at Main!
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
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, …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
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 …

TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!
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 …

Kill A Watt™ Meters
Kill A Watt™ Meters

Ever wonder how much a particular appliance or electronic device affects your energy bill? You can now find out with Kill A Watt™ meters available at all Lafayette Public Library locations. These meters are provided …

New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks
New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks

Due to popular demand, the Lafayette Public Library has created a link that allows users to search for eBooks in Kindle format. To perform a search for Kindle eBooks only, visit http://tinyurl.com/lplkindle.

Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available
Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available

Lafayette Public Library patrons may now access the Digital Sanborn Maps from the  Lafayette Public Library database page.  These maps can be accessed from within the library or from outside of the library with a Lafayette Public …

Book Donations: 211 E. Pinhook Rd.
Book Donations: 211 E. Pinhook Rd.

Patrons wishing to donate books to the Friends of the Library may drop them off at our warehouse, located at 211 E. Pinhook Road (red building next to United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank).
Drop …

Teen Tech Squad OverDrive Tutorial for iPad
Teen Tech Squad OverDrive Tutorial for iPad

Lafayette Public Library’s Teen Tech Squad created a
video tutorial for iPad users who are interested in using the OverDrive service.

Overdrive eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle
Overdrive eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle

Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce Amazon® Kindle compatibility with our Overdrive eBook collection. This will allow most existing eBooks in your our eBook collection to be read on all Kindle devices or …

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks – Get started here!
Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks – Get started here!

Will my eReader work, answers to frequently asked questions, where to get the mobile apps!

Proquest Newsstand includes full-text access to The Daily Advertiser
Proquest Newsstand includes full-text access to The Daily Advertiser

The Proquest Newsstand provides full-text coverage of major newspapers, which includes national and leading regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, …