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At this time, there is no executive order in place in Louisiana. Here's a link to the CDC’s recommendations on how to prevent getting sick.

NOTICE: Friday, June 24 was the last day that COVID test kits were distributed.

WHAT IS YOUR LIBRARY DOING?

  • All facilities continue to be sanitized per CDC guidelines for the public’s safety.
  • We're following CDC guidelines, as well as procedures from the Police Jury on how to keep our community members safe. Those include the installation of sneeze guards at all service desks, the use of EPA-registered household disinfectants to clean all surfaces, rearrangement of library furniture to allow for appropriate space for proper social distancing, outside seating where possible, the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays for electronics.
  • Donations are being accepted by Friends of the Library at the Central Branch on Tuesdays from 10AM - 12PM during their regularly scheduled book sale hours and the Westlake Branch on Monday and Thursday from 12PM - 4PM during their regularly scheduled book sale. For the Westlake Branch, if book sale staff is limited on that day, donations will not be accepted. Feel free to contact the Westlake Library ahead of time. The contact number is 337-721-7113. 
    • The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is NOT accepting book donations at this time. All book donations must go through the Friends of the Library.
  • Public computers use is limited to 1.5 hr sessions, with a maximum use of 3 hours per day.
    • Exception - Epps Express Library computer use is limited to 1.5 hours per day.
  • Curbside service is available.  
  • Free Wi-Fi is available outside the public library buildings.
  • For questions, contact your local library branch, complete this webform, or use our Live Chat service. 


COVID kits

Test Kits are limited, and our supply depends entirely on our supply chain.

The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Health and Region Five's Office of Public Health to distribute free rapid COVID test kits.

NOTE: While supplies last, we will distribute free rapid COVID test kits at several of our libraries. Distribution libraries include Central, DeQuincy, Epps Express, Iowa, Hayes, Vinton Express, Sulphur Regional, Starks, and Westlake. 

Patrons must call to make a curbside appointment at one of our participating branches to pick up a test kit. 

Patrons must wear a mask for the curbside appointment, and there is a limit of two test kits per household. 

Appointments are required. 

Call one of these branches to schedule an appointment to pick up test kits.

Branch Phone Number Hours of Operation
Central (337) 721-7116 Mon. - Thu.: 9a - 8p; Fri.: 9a - 6p; Sa.: 9a - 5p; Su.: 1p - 5p
DeQuincy  (337) 786-4213 or (337) 721-7087 Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 6p
Epps Express (337) 721-7090  Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 5p
Hayes (337) 622-3605 or (337) 721-7098 Mon. - Fri.: 10a - 6p
Iowa (337) 721-7101 Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 6p
Vinton Express (337) 721-7095 Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 5p
Starks (337) 743-6560 or (337) 721-7107 Mon. & Fri.: 9a - 2p; Tu. & Thu.: 1p - 6p; Wed.: 9a - 6p
Sulphur Regional (337) 721-7141 Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 6p; Sa.: 10a - 2p
Westlake (337) 721-7113 Mon. - Fri.: 9a - 6p

update: June 27, 2022