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CheckOut Devices
    • Check out criteria

      • Adult with a CPPL card in good standing.
        • Exceptions: Temp Users and Out-of-Parish LSW users are excluded.
      • Parents may not use their child’s card for checkout purposes
      • Possess a VALID Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID.
        • Address on ID - current Calcasieu Parish address.
      • Account balance is $0.00.
      • Read and sign the Check Out agreement form.
      • $25.00 fee will be incurred if item is returned in book drop.
      • Full cost of the item will be charged if lost or not returned.$1120 for a laptop, $620 for an iPad, and $220 for a hotspot.
      • $10.00 per day late fee.
      • Keep the inventory list with the device. Staff will need to review when the device is returned.
        • Laptops available for checkout outside the library.
          • Laptop checks out for 7 days.
          • Can be removed from the building.
          • Adult check out only -- holds may be placed on the laptop, but it can't be renewed after the seven-day checkout.
          • Do not place laptop in book drop or $25 charge will occur.
          • Find in the library catalog.
      • T-Mobile Test Drive Hotspot

        • Checkout 1 per card for 7 days.
        • No renewals, but can place holds. 
        • Service is only available in T-Mobile coverage areas.

        T-Mobile T9 Franklin WiFi Hotspot - aka lucky day hotspots

        • First come, first served hotspots.
        • No waiting lists - not eligible for holds. 
        • Checkout 1 per card for 7 days; no renewals and no holds.
        • Service is only available in T-Mobile coverage areas.
          • View if currently available at your favorite location.
      • USB charger dispensed from Laptopsanytime

        • Kiosk located at Iowa Library.
        • Equipment for use by adult patrons inside library only.
        • Two hour loan for use in the library, but item can be renewed two times by logging into your account from Calcasieu Parish Public Library Home Page, the Calcasieu Parish Public Library Catalog, or from the CPPL mobile app.
        • Find it in the library catalog.
    Public Computers in the Library
        • All library branches have PCs available for use either by library card holders, or via a visitor's pass.
        • If not a parish resident, ask staff for more details on using the Internet.
        • Sessions are either 1 hour or 2 hours, with a daily limit of 2 sessions.
        • Users must agree to the Electronic Use Policy to access the PCs.

        Included software

        • Windows 10 operating system, Office 2016 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher), Flash, Java, Adobe Reader XL, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
        • USB flash drive; most flash drives work with the libraries public PCs.
        • Central Library sells flash drives for $5.
        • No burning to CD. 
        • Charge your smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.
        • This FREE service is available at all locations.
        • Limited to outgoing fax services only.
        • We do not receive incoming faxes. 
        • Printing from public PCs is $.20 per page.
        • Color copying and color printing are available at all locations.The charge is $.50 per page.
        • Printing from email and personal devices is available. Details.
        • Most flash drives work with the libraries public PCs.
        • Central Library sells flash drives for $5.
        • Burning to a CD is disabled. 
        • Available at the Central Library, Sulphur Regional Library, Moss Bluff Library, and SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library.
        • These are coin operated, and the document feeder can scan 2 sided documents. 
        • Available at all locations. 
        • Access the WiFi network between 8 am and 10 pm daily.
        • Details