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Important Library Information


  • Most branches are open - limited capacity.
    • Express Library services available at the Moss Bluff Library.
      • Coming Soon - Epps Memorial Library and Fontenot Memorial Library
  • Branch hours are 9a - 6p except for Hayes and Starks.
    • Hayes and Starks are using their normal operating hours
    • Sat.'s hours: 10a to 2p at Carnegie Memorial Library, Central Library, Moss Bluff Library, SWLA Genealogy, and Sulphur Regional Library.
  • Wearing a face mask is required and social distancing is being maintained.
  • Curbside service: Contact a branch to schedule a pickup time.
  • Self-Checkout option via your built-in virtual library card within the mobile app
    • Download the app, open the Self-Checkout feature then scan or manually enter the barcode on the DVD, CD, etc.
  • Book drops are open at ALL locations.
  • Meeting rooms, conference rooms, and study rooms are unavailable.
  • Public computers use is limited to 1-hour sessions per day.
  • All items will be quarantined for 5 days before being removed from accounts.  
  • Due dates are no longer auto-modified. Auto-renewal of items, that are eligible, resumes. Notices for available holds resume.
  • Donations are not being accepted at this time.
  • What about holds at closed branches? Where will they be sent?
    • Epps Memorial (North Lake Charles) to Carnegie Memorial at 411 Pujo St.
    • Fontenot Memorial (Vinton) to Sulphur Regional at 1160 Cypress St.
    • Moss Bluff - curbside pickup only at the Moss Bluff location