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  • FREE to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school in Calcasieu Parish.
  • Regular library accounts (excluding online or temporary) expire every two years. This helps us keep your information up-to-date. 
  • Library cards may be used at any Calcasieu Parish Public Library location.
  • Report a lost card immediately. There is a 50 cent replacement charge.
  • We honor Library Southwest cards from Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon parishes. Learn more about the Libraries Southwest Borrowing Service.
  • Refer to the Circulation Policy for a detailed explanation of guidelines and limits regarding library card accounts, check out limits, as well as expectations for patrons prior to, during, and after borrowing items from the library.


    • Important information when applying for an online account

      • Online account holders may access the library catalog and the virtual library.
      • Accounts are valid for 12 months.
      • Interlibrary Loan is not an available service.
      • Coming soon - use of mobile app
      • To upgrade to a full service account, receive a physical library card, to check out and place holds on physical items, visit a local library branch with proof of identification.
      • Sign up with a mobile phone number.
      • Accounts are only valid for a maximum of a year.
      • Once a mobile number has been used, it cannot be renewed.
      • Please visit the library for a physical card or use a different phone number.
      • Sign up.