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Browse the category or A-Z list of the library's subscription databases, resources, and services. 

  • ABC Mouse (in branch link)

    Enjoy fun, learning activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. Includes educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

  • African American Heritage (in branch link)

    Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

  • African American Heritage (remote link)

    Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

  • American Press Collection

    Access text and digitized issues of the American Press. Text edition coverage - from 2002 through the current year. Digital edition coverage - begins in the year 2022. Remote access with a library card and available 24/7 on any device. Current issues of the Southwest Daily News can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues. [Newsbank]

  • American Press ePaper (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Read weekly issues (including archives). Choose the Editions option on the sidebar. 
    Jan. '22: Vendor is migrating archived issues into a new system; there will be missing issues. Sunday's and Monday's issues are no longer printed. For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, use the American Press Collection resource.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Trace your family's story from the census, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

  • AtoZ the USA

    Explore information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans. Find historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

  • Bayou State Periodical Index

    Browse this index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021). State Library of Louisiana resource

  • Beanstack

    Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities. Follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Big Library Read - OverDrive

    Enjoy OverDrive's global reading program that connects you to other readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

    Browse biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

  • Biography eBook Collection

    Browse biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

  • Biography Reference Center

    Browse full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Book Index with Reviews

    Browse full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

  • BookBrowse

    Find book recommendations and reviews. View recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

  • Books and Authors

    Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

  • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

    Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

  • Britannica Collective

    Download full-color and black-and-white non-fiction ebooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

  • Business Searching Interface

    Browse company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco]State Library of Louisiana

  • Calcasieu Parish Community Services

    Find community resources and social services, links to community websites, and more. 

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

    Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Search within full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Cypress Resume

    Take the hard work out of writing that resume. Land that interview by creating a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet using an easy process with simple tools. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. This is a true free resume resource - no paywalls. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

    Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

  • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

    Ace your test with these interactive OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and CDL licenses. Read, listen, or download handbooks, too. 

  • EBSCOhost Research Databases

    Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
    App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

    Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

  • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

    Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

  • Exceptional Lives

    Explore tools to make it easier to navigate special education and other services for children with disabilities. 

  • Explora - Elementary

    Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - General

    Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete research projects. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - High School

    Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - Middle School

    Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Explora - Teachers

    Browse specialized research center for teachers. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

    Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

  • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

    Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

  • Freading

    Access nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

  • freegalmusic+

    With this ad-free service, users (per card) can stream up to 3 hours per day or download 5 titles per week. Downloaded songs that you keep! Create your own playlists. The collection includes Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists and tons of music videos. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Gale General OneFile

    Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

  • Gale Literature

    Search this collection of nonfiction ebooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

  • Gale Resources (complete list)

    Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

  • Health eBook Collection

    Browse information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

  • HeritageHub

    Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

    Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

  • HeritageQuest (remote link)

    Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

  • History Month Resources

    Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

  • History Reference Center

    Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

  • HistoryGeo.com (Inside library link)

    Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Start a new craft or hobby, or find new ideas for an existing hobby. Whether your interest is collecting, home & garden, crafting, fiber or paper wrangling, scrapbooking, model building, or performing arts, you'll find amazing information in this resource. [EBSCO]  niche academy icon State Library of Louisiana

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    Browse this full-text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. [EBSCO] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Homework Louisiana

    Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • hoopla Book Club Hub

    Book Club Hub - join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

  • hoopla digital

    Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
    Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • hoopla digital BingePass

    Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

  • hoopla's The Club

    Enjoy a diverse selection of books perfect for book clubs! These book recommendations are hand-picked specifically for book clubs to enjoy together, without holds or wait lists. 

  • Hurricane Season Resources

    Be prepared! View local and state information, find pet-friendly hotels, view clean-up guides, etc. 

  • Job Search Assistance

    Get help! Service is available seven days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

  • Kanopy

    New ticket system: Each movie has a ticket value and users receive 40 tickets per month. Great Courses is included in the new ticket system.

    Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from included content providers - A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
    Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

  • Kanopy Kids

    Watch, learn, and grow by streaming unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's new ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

  • LA Tech Ready - new users

    Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

  • LA Tech Ready - returning users

    Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

  • Lake Charles City Directory

    Browse this missing piece of Lake Charles's history - a copy of the first Directory of the City of Lake Charles, published in 1895. NOTE: a photocopy version and a microfilm copy are available at the SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library.

  • LearningExpress

    Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Legal eBook Collection

    Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

  • Legal Forms, by Gale

    Access essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Forms are customizable.  Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Libby App, by OverDrive

    Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
    Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

  • Library Blog - #CPPLREADS

    Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

  • Library Catalog

    Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
    BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

  • Library Elf

    Your personal library reminder service! Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

  • Library Mobile App

    Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • Library Newsletter

    Stay in the know of what's happening at your library - resource spotlight, upcoming programs, and book recommendations. Don't worry about signing up. You are automatically signed up when you register for a library card. 

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    A full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • LoanShark

    Browse online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

  • Louisiana Digital Library

    Browse this online library of digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

  • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

    Free access to various newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

  • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

    Browse the 2002 collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

  • Mango Languages

    Enhance your language skills with conversational-based lessons. Features include family profiles, download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

  • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

    Browse 13 volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid. She was born in Lake Charles in 1882, grew up during the period when many first or second-generation pioneers were alive, and heard first- and second-hand stories of the early days of Imperial Calcasieu Parish. She was entrusted with stories, was given original photographs, letters, other memorabilia, and artifacts, and was allowed to copy original official records. Microfilmed copies of the scrapbooks are available for viewing at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library.

  • Merck Manuals

    Browse this comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. This is offered as a free public service to healthcare professionals and the public.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

    Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

    Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

  • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

    Free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

  • Newsbank - complete collection list

    Keep up with hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

  • NewspaperArchive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

    Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

  • Newspapers.com

    Browse historical newspapers from around the United States and beyond. The library's subscription covers up to the year 1922. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

  • Niche Academy

    Need help using library resources and services or different software and technology tools? Browse this collection of online tutorials. niche academy image

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

  • NoveList Plus

    Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

  • Obituary Index

    Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

  • Online Book Club

    Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

  • OverDrive

    Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

  • ProCitizen

    Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

  • Pronunciator

    Learn a new language with daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

    Search publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

  • Science Reference Center

    Browse full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Scribner Writer Series

    Search essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Small Business Reference Center

    Your starting point for starting a new business. Browse full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

  • Something about the Author

    Search illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Southwest Daily News - text archives

    A direct link to archives dating back to 2001. If looking for more current issues, see the American Press collection. Choose the image format. This paper is located towards the end of the American Press paper. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. [Newsbank]

  • State Library of Louisiana Resources

    A collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

  • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

    TBBL provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

  • Tax Resources

    Access IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms and find tax aid services within our community or online.

  • TeenBookCloud

    Access ebooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

  • TumbleBooks Library Premium

    Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

  • Twayne's Author Series

    The starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects, and presentations. Search full-text, frequently-used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, providing literary critical interpretation and discussion. This database is available through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

  • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

    Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

  • USA Today Collection

    A direct link for searching current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Text-only issues: 1987 to current; digital image issues: 2006 to current. 24/7 remote access on any device. [Newsbank]

  • Value Line

    Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

  • Yearbook Collection (Louisiana Digital Library)

    A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Library Elf

      Your personal library reminder service! Let Elf help you manage your library loans and holds, receive customized notifications via email or text messaging, and track multiple accounts.

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Browse biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Reference Center

      Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Big Library Read - OverDrive

      Enjoy OverDrive's global reading program that connects you to other readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

    • BookBrowse

      Find book recommendations and reviews. View recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • hoopla Book Club Hub

      Book Club Hub - join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

    • hoopla's The Club

      Enjoy a diverse selection of books perfect for book clubs! These book recommendations are hand-picked specifically for book clubs to enjoy together, without holds or wait lists. 

    • Online Book Club

      Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Browse full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • BookBrowse

      Find book recommendations and reviews. View recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Books and Authors

      Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

    • Library Blog - #CPPLREADS

      Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

      Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

    • National Library Service for the Blind and the Print Disabled

      Free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      TBBL provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • Business Searching Interface

      Browse company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco]State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Access essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Forms are customizable.  Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Small Business Reference Center

      Your starting point for starting a new business. Browse full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • ABC Mouse (in branch link)

      Enjoy fun, learning activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. Includes educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

    • Explora - Elementary

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy Kids

      Watch, learn, and grow by streaming unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's new ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Mango Languages

      Enhance your language skills with conversational-based lessons. Features include family profiles, download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Pronunciator

      Learn a new language with daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Freading

      Access nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

      Start a new craft or hobby, or find new ideas for an existing hobby. Whether your interest is collecting, home & garden, crafting, fiber or paper wrangling, scrapbooking, model building, or performing arts, you'll find amazing information in this resource. [EBSCO]  niche academy icon State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      New ticket system: Each movie has a ticket value and users receive 40 tickets per month. Great Courses is included in the new ticket system.

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from included content providers - A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Freading

      Access nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • Gale Literature

      Search this collection of nonfiction ebooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Health eBook Collection

      Browse information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access ebooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • ABC Mouse (in branch link)

      Enjoy fun, learning activities and lessons in reading, math, art, science, and social studies for ages 2 through 8. Includes educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, and music videos. 

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Cypress Resume

      Take the hard work out of writing that resume. Land that interview by creating a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet using an easy process with simple tools. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. This is a true free resume resource - no paywalls. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Job Search Assistance

      Get help! Service is available seven days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • History Reference Center

      Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy

      New ticket system: Each movie has a ticket value and users receive 40 tickets per month. Great Courses is included in the new ticket system.

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from included content providers - A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Mango Languages

      Enhance your language skills with conversational-based lessons. Features include family profiles, download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • Pronunciator

      Learn a new language with daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      New ticket system: Each movie has a ticket value and users receive 40 tickets per month. Great Courses is included in the new ticket system.

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from included content providers - A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Access essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Forms are customizable.  Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Trace your family's story from the census, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

    • Biography & Genealogy Master Index

      Browse biographical information on persons, living and deceased, from all fields of activity, time periods, and geographic locations. [Gale]

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

      Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

      Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • HistoryGeo.com (Inside library link)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

    • Lake Charles City Directory

      Browse this missing piece of Lake Charles's history - a copy of the first Directory of the City of Lake Charles, published in 1895. NOTE: a photocopy version and a microfilm copy are available at the SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library.

    • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index

      Browse 13 volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid. She was born in Lake Charles in 1882, grew up during the period when many first or second-generation pioneers were alive, and heard first- and second-hand stories of the early days of Imperial Calcasieu Parish. She was entrusted with stories, was given original photographs, letters, other memorabilia, and artifacts, and was allowed to copy original official records. Microfilmed copies of the scrapbooks are available for viewing at the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library.

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      Keep up with hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

    • NewspaperArchive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

    • Obituary Index

      Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

    • AtoZ the USA

      Explore information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans. Find historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • Freading

      Access nonfiction and fiction titles - perfect for niche genre readers. Browse featured collections such as Destination Guides, cooking, Disney graphic novels, study aids, and true crime. 2 checkouts per week; unused checkouts roll over to next week; limits clear at the beginning of each month. User login requires a library card, PIN, email address, and password. Desktop users: May require Adobe Digital Editions.  App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store niche academy image 

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access ebooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Search within full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • Health eBook Collection

      Browse information on medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, children's health, and genetic disorders. [Gale]

    • Merck Manuals

      Browse this comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. This is offered as a free public service to healthcare professionals and the public.

    • African American Heritage (in branch link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • African American Heritage (remote link)

      Exclusively devoted to African-American family history research, this resource includes certificates, census info, military records, AfriGeneas, freedman and slave records, church records, and legal records. [ProQuest]  niche academy image

    • Ancestry Library Edition (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Trace your family's story from the census, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This is a lite version of Ancestry.com. [ProQuest] niche academy image

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (in branch link)

      Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • fold3 by ancestry - library edition (remote link)

      Access military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Special sections include war stories and memorial walls. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageHub

      Explore your family history! U.S. obituary info spans more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Each source lists available dates, locations, types, formats, and languages. Choose the A-Z Source list button to search multiple sources. [Newsbank] niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (in branch link)

      Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest]  niche academy icon

    • HeritageQuest (remote link)

      Unlock the story of you! Start your family tree research from censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, court and legal documents, and military records. Collections include, but are not limited to city directories, Census Map Guide, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Mortality Schedules, Agricultural and Industrial Schedules, and U.S. Freedman's Bank Record, 1861-1875. [ProQuest] niche academy icon

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Center

      Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • HistoryGeo.com (Inside library link)

      Conduct genealogical, property, and local history research with this interactive database of land-ownership maps and historical atlases. Collections include First Landowners Project, Antique Maps Collection, and Place Finder + Topos. 

    • Obituary Index

      Whether searching for a loved one or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, CPPL has compiled and maintains an obituary index. Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc. 

    • Yearbook Collection (Louisiana Digital Library)

      A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.

    • Home Improvement Reference Center

      Browse this full-text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, woodworking, electrical, etc. [EBSCO] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • AtoZ the USA

      Explore information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans. Find historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Britannica Collective

      Download full-color and black-and-white non-fiction ebooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • Explora - Elementary

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - High School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Middle School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Teachers

      Browse specialized research center for teachers. Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Gale Literature

      Search this collection of nonfiction ebooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Center

      Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (in branch link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections.  niche academy image

    • Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Library (remote link)

      Online encyclopedia filled with articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Explore weekly event coverage, the "Did you Know" section, word of the day, interactive maps of the world and the United States, news of the day, and special weekly collections. niche academy image

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Browse this online library of digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • LoanShark

      Browse online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Cypress Resume

      Take the hard work out of writing that resume. Land that interview by creating a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet using an easy process with simple tools. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. This is a true free resume resource - no paywalls. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Job Search Assistance

      Get help! Service is available seven days a week from 10 AM - midnight. Additional assistance includes online job search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, and drop-off resume review. BONUS: Get help from a live career coach. State Library of Louisiana

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021). State Library of Louisiana resource

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Search publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Mango Languages

      Enhance your language skills with conversational-based lessons. Features include family profiles, download lessons that can be used in offline/airplane mode, quizzes, cultural notes, unique courses (ex: Shakespearean insults), a translation option, and movie or engagement mode. Mango Premiere (watch or engage with foreign films). NOTE: Premiere is limited to the desktop version. Access Mango Movies under the 'explore' tab within a chosen language. Login requires email or username, and password. Guest access is available with limited access. TIP: Create a new account in the browser prior to using the app. App Store image Play Store image Amazon App image niche academy image

    • Pronunciator

      Learn a new language with daily lessons, personalized courses, and learning guides for over 160+ languages. Personalize by interest level, level and speed of learning, age range, drills, quizzes, daily learning reminders, and time allocation for learning. Specialty courses include English as a Second Language and American Sign Language. Features include video clips, music, occupations, PDF phrasebooks, video tours of cities, just for kids section, and play scripts. Login requires email and password; instant access within the library doesn't require a library card but may have limited access.  niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • TumbleBooks Library Premium

      Enjoy this collection of animated, talking picture books. Browse chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games, and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Use TumbleSearch to search by title, language, subject, Accelerated Reader, and more.  niche academy image

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • Legal eBook Collection

      Explore the American judicial system from Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, Supreme Court Drama, and Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library. [Gale]

    • Legal Forms, by Gale

      Access essential State of Louisiana legal forms for most common, personal, and legal needs. Forms are customizable.  Categories include real estate, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and landlord-tenant. Find litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and info for copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Find legal definitions, attorney directory, law digest, tax forms, and legal Q&A. [Gale] Consult an attorney for serious legal matters. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Small Business Reference Center

      Your starting point for starting a new business. Browse full-text info from small business reference books and magazines. Topics include starting a company, operations management, sales, growing a business, or rescuing a business. Find start-up kits, example business plans, legal guides, legal forms (Excel and PDF formats), and Nolo reference books. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • LoanShark

      Browse online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      A full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Scribner Writer Series

      Search essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • Something about the Author

      Search illustrated biographical profiles of authors and artists for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators. This database is accessible through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • Twayne's Author Series

      The starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects, and presentations. Search full-text, frequently-used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, providing literary critical interpretation and discussion. This database is available through Gale Literary Sources. [Gale]

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Browse this online library of digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Free access to various newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Browse the 2002 collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      A collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021). State Library of Louisiana resource

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale General OneFile

      Browse trusted, up-to-date leading magazines, newswires, transcripts, newspapers, and scholarly journals. The collection includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and older issues of Consumer Reports. Save, share, and download content from anywhere and on any device. Set search result alerts and/or publication alerts. Login: Google or Microsoft. Note: A library card is needed for remote access. Here's the complete list of publications. [Gale] niche academy icon

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Libby App, by OverDrive

      Check out up to 10 audiobooks and/or eBooks per library card. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. With the Deep Search feature, users discover additional titles and can add a Notify Me tag to ensure receiving notifications for titles that may be available in the future. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. The Libby app is available in the Amazon Appstore - compatible Fire tablets (2020 or later, plus some earlier models). Older Fire models may need to use OverDrive's Android Package File (APK). Alternative access is using the desktop URL - libbyapp.com.
      Instant Digital Cards (using a mobile phone number) - only valid for one year and cannot be renewed. App Store image Play Store image amazon app logo windows app store niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • OverDrive

      Borrow up to 10 audiobooks and/or ebooks. Magazines are excluded from the checkout limit. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required to place holds. Instant Digital Card option: use mobile phone number; valid for 1 yr, and can't be renewed. Kindle users have two options: Install the app on Kindle or access libbyapp.com. Libby app is also available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. The Libby app includes deep search and Notify Me tags. App Store image Play Store image amazon app niche academy image

    • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database

      Search publicly available scholarly content from journal articles, pre-prints, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, and reports from around the world. Includes content from major subject repositories such as arXiv as well as open-access journals. [ProQuest]

    • Library Mobile App

      Search for physical and digital titles, use your built-in virtual card, view library events, find locations, viewed linked accounts, and scan an ISBN to find out if it's available at your library. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Kanopy

      New ticket system: Each movie has a ticket value and users receive 40 tickets per month. Great Courses is included in the new ticket system.

      Stream critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films from included content providers - A&E, Kino Lorber, A24, History Channel, and The Criterion Collection. With this ticket system, each user gets 40 tickets per month. Each movie has a specific ticket value and viewing period. The Great Courses collection is included in the ticket system; learn from award-winning experts and professors in history, better living, science, language learning, etc. No checkout limits for the Kids’ Corner collection. A library card, PIN, and email address are required. 
      Available on Mac/PC/Linux, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhone/Android phone/tablet, Roku, Chromecast, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • Kanopy Kids

      Watch, learn, and grow by streaming unlimited educational, engaging, and family-friendly films. Parental controls are available. This collection is excluded from Kanopy's new ticket system and checkout limit.  niche academy image

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • freegalmusic+

      With this ad-free service, users (per card) can stream up to 3 hours per day or download 5 titles per week. Downloaded songs that you keep! Create your own playlists. The collection includes Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists and tons of music videos. A library card and PIN are required, and an email address is required for reminders. App Store image Play Store Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • American Press Collection

      Access text and digitized issues of the American Press. Text edition coverage - from 2002 through the current year. Digital edition coverage - begins in the year 2022. Remote access with a library card and available 24/7 on any device. Current issues of the Southwest Daily News can be found under the digitized copy of American Press issues. [Newsbank]

    • American Press ePaper (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Read weekly issues (including archives). Choose the Editions option on the sidebar. 
      Jan. '22: Vendor is migrating archived issues into a new system; there will be missing issues. Sunday's and Monday's issues are no longer printed. For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, use the American Press Collection resource.

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Library Newsletter

      Stay in the know of what's happening at your library - resource spotlight, upcoming programs, and book recommendations. Don't worry about signing up. You are automatically signed up when you register for a library card. 

    • Louisiana Online Newspaper Indexes

      Free access to various newspaper websites and indexes for Louisiana and other states. State Library of Louisiana

    • Newsbank - complete collection list

      Keep up with hot topics, special reports, current events, and daily headlines from local, regional, and national sources. Included sources: Acadiana Advocate Collection, American Press CollectionAmerica's NewsSouthwest Daily News, Louisiana News Sources, New Orleans Advocate CollectionThe Advocate CollectionTimes-Picayune CollectionUSA Today, USA, and America's News Magazines. BONUS: Access Heritage Hub, the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. NOTE: A library card is required for remote access. [Newsbank] Niche Academy image

    • NewspaperArchive (INSIDE LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY)

      Explore your family history and discover key historical events with one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

    • Newspapers.com

      Browse historical newspapers from around the United States and beyond. The library's subscription covers up to the year 1922. Powered by Newspapers.com™ by Ancestry® - ProQuest.

    • Southwest Daily News - text archives

      A direct link to archives dating back to 2001. If looking for more current issues, see the American Press collection. Choose the image format. This paper is located towards the end of the American Press paper. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. [Newsbank]

    • USA Today Collection

      A direct link for searching current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Text-only issues: 1987 to current; digital image issues: 2006 to current. 24/7 remote access on any device. [Newsbank]

    • Braille and Audio Reading Download Program

      Find available digital books and magazines from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled's free digital book download service. 

    • Exceptional Lives

      Explore tools to make it easier to navigate special education and other services for children with disabilities. 

    • Talking Books and Braille Library Service

      TBBL provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

      Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions.

    • Driver's Permit Practice Tests

      Ace your test with these interactive OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and CDL licenses. Read, listen, or download handbooks, too. 

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Middle School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Browse full-text searchable reviews of titles - books, music, and DVD titles. [Ebsco] State Library of Louisiana

    • BookBrowse

      Find book recommendations and reviews. View recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Books and Authors

      Find reading suggestions for fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, time period, character, etc. [Gale] niche academy image

    • hoopla Book Club Hub

      Book Club Hub - join the book club that offers quarterly reading suggestions, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. Find discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, and more!

    • hoopla's The Club

      Enjoy a diverse selection of books perfect for book clubs! These book recommendations are hand-picked specifically for book clubs to enjoy together, without holds or wait lists. 

    • Library Blog - #CPPLREADS

      Sign up for our monthly reading recommendations newsletter. The newsletter is delivered on the second Wednesday of each month and has featured reviews from our staff. This newsletter is aimed at Gens X, Y, and Z. 

    • Library Catalog

      Search for books, music, and movies, and browse new & available now, and on-order titles. Browse special collections - American Girl BeForever dolls, cake pans, jigsaw puzzles, and sensory backpacks. View summaries, series info, more about authors, read-alikes, and reviews.
      BONUS: View Accelerated Reading information. niche academy icon

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • NoveList Plus

      Find reading recommendations. Find fiction and nonfiction titles that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, ready-made book lists on your favorite genres, award-winning titles, and helpful guides for finding titles by reading level. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco] Niche Academy image

    • Online Book Club

      Receive a 5-minute teaser. If you like it, connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. [Dearreader]

    • Beanstack

      Earn virtual badges with reading challenges and activities. Follow your friends, and receive book recommendations based on your profile information and reading habits. Register as an individual, family, or group. App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • LoanShark

      Browse online catalogs for all Louisiana public libraries. Place holds on titles, manage your interlibrary loans, or request that we add an item to the library's collection. niche academy image

    • Bayou State Periodical Index

      Browse this index for popular Louisiana periodicals (1958 to 2021). State Library of Louisiana resource

    • Biography eBook Collection

      Browse biographies from sources such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography and An African Biographical Dictionary. [Gale]

    • Biography Reference Center

      Browse full-text biographies and narrative biographies. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Britannica Collective

      Download full-color and black-and-white non-fiction ebooks for ages preschool to 18. State Library of Louisiana

    • Business Searching Interface

      Browse company economic data, company profiles, market performance and history, industry info, and market research. [Ebsco]State Library of Louisiana

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Search within full-text health reference books, eBooks, medical encyclopedias, journals and magazines, and evidence-based health reports. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography

      Explore the lives and works of the most influential literary figures through biographical and critical essays. Access unique materials like manuscript pages, diary entries, and more. [Gale]

    • EBSCOhost Research Databases

      Find full-text information in magazines, journals, eBooks, and audiobooks. Sources include Business Source Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, Health Source, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Military & Government Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, SPORTDiscus, etc. Access Info: If remote access isn't working, here's a workaround. Access EBSCOhost URL, choose Access My Institution, enter Calcasieu Parish Library, choose Calcasieu Parish Public Library, enter your library card, then Sign In.
      App Store image Play Store image niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Elementary

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - General

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete research projects. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - High School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Explora - Middle School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Cross-search Gale's premier literary databases - Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and MLA International Biography. [Gale]

    • Gale Literature

      Search this collection of nonfiction ebooks for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. [Gale]

    • Gale Resources (complete list)

      Not sure which Gale resource to begin your search? Browse all Gale research subscriptions. Topics include biographies, business, explorers, health, homework help, immigrants, Indians, government, and travel. [Gale]

    • History Month Resources

      Library resources and third-party websites for general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. 

    • History Reference Center

      Search reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos or maps, and historical videos. [Ebsco] niche academy icon  State Library of Louisiana

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Browse online full-text consumer legal reference books, full-text publications, and legal forms. topics include family affairs, immigration, financial planning, patents, real estate, and disputes. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      A full-text literary collection of reference works across all genres and time periods. Includes poems, short stories, classic novels, plot summaries, critical essays, literary journals, reference books, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

      Browse the 2002 collection of Louisiana born-digital public documents. The physical collection is located in the digital resources' repository at the State Library of Louisiana. State Library of Louisiana

    • Science Reference Center

      Browse full-text science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Cypress Resume

      Take the hard work out of writing that resume. Land that interview by creating a professional-looking resume, cover letter, or reference sheet using an easy process with simple tools. Tailor your resume with a quick job title search. This is a true free resume resource - no paywalls. A library card is required for remote use, and an account with an email and password is needed to use the document manager. niche academy icon

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • State Library of Louisiana Resources

      A collection of online subscription databases provided free of charge to all Louisiana library cardholders. Includes educational and research materials for elementary, high school, and college students well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. Remote access requires a library card. View this list of additional free resources.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (in branch link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center (remote link)

      Research and track investments, get up-to-date information about stocks, funds, and other investment options, plus calculators (retirement costs and college costs), planning and managing portfolio tools. Limited to 3 simultaneous users. If the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message. niche academy image

    • Value Line

      Explore stocks using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Track the stock market with an easy-to-use dashboard and customizable tools. Read expert commentary on changes in the market, compare and contrast companies across 100 industries, and stay up to date on market trends and shifts with investment reports updated weekly. Limited to 8 simultaneous users. niche academy image

    • Tax Resources

      Access IRS and State of Louisiana tax forms and find tax aid services within our community or online.

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • BookBrowse

      Find book recommendations and reviews. View recently released books, upcoming notable books, recommended titles by genre, time period, and setting, handpicked read-alikes, reading guides, and supplementary materials for book clubs and online discussions. Includes teen titles and adult-YA crossovers. Niche Academy tutorial

    • Explora - High School

      Search primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos to complete homework and research projects. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Find reading recommendations by searching by author and title, or browse theme-oriented book lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, children's "chapter" books, and children's and younger teen titles. View Accelerated Reading information. Follow the View Copies button to connect to the library's online catalog to find out its location and availability status. **A library card is needed for remote access. [Ebsco]  Niche Academy image

    • TeenBookCloud

      Access ebooks and other digital content for grades 6 – 12; including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more. iOS app image Android Play Store image State Library of Louisiana

    • AtoZ the USA

      Explore information about all US states, territories, capitals, cities, etc. Find places and points of interest for travel plans. Find historical sites, natural landmarks, and national parks. Find facts and figures, special image collections and photos, maps, history, education, economy, climate, educational activities, and more. [World Trade Press] niche academy image

    • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

      Pass the CNA state exam with these practice tests containing the most essential CNA questions.

    • Homework Louisiana

      Free academic tutoring, test prep, and/or job search assistance for all - K-12, college, and/or adult learners. The skills center is available 24/7, and live one-to-one tutoring for K-College is available 7 days a week. Spanish and Vietnamese tutoring is available. The Adult Education and Career Center is available from 10 AM – midnight. Some features require an account with email and password. niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • LA Tech Ready - new users

      Hey, new user! Here's your chance to develop job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LA Tech Ready - returning users

      Hi, returning user! Continue developing job-ready skills, learn new, marketable skills to advance in your current job, or get the career that you've always wanted. Learn at your own pace, get hands-on experience, and earn certifications to add to your resume. Popular career courses include Computer Science, Digital Marketing, English, Machine Learning, and Product Management. Videos, quizzes, assignments, and readings are multi-language and are available via web or mobile devices. Access is made possible by a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Coursera.

    • LearningExpress

      Prepare for your upcoming test, start a new career or advance in your current field, achieve your undergrad goals, or achieve your personal education or career goals. Topics include career preparation (including Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Civil Service, and Teaching), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, or TASC), College Admissions (ACT, SAT, PSAT), improving Math skills, U.S. Citizenship, etc. Login requires a username and password. [Ebsco] niche academy image State Library of Louisiana

    • Niche Academy

      Need help using library resources and services or different software and technology tools? Browse this collection of online tutorials. niche academy image

    • ProCitizen

      Prepare for the Naturalization Test with online courses; including 100 interactive videos, drills, and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test. State Library of Louisiana

    • Udemy | Gale Presents: Udemy (full title)

      Access on-demand video courses in multiple languages taught by world-class instructors. Courses include soft skills, personal development, preparing for certifications, and more. You'll need a library card and a Google or Microsoft account. Users must be 13 years or older. An app is available - Under "your team".udemy.com, enter gale in the "your team" field to get started. Choose the public library option > enter Calcasieu Parish Library in the search field > tap/click the magnifying glass icon > choose Calcasieu Parish Library in the search results > sign in with your library card. [Gale] App Store image Play Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital

      Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comics. Check out up to 30 titles per month. Collections include Craftsy, French-language read-alongs, Scholastic eBooks, sign language material, and DC Comics. Kids mode is available with the PIN feature to lock and unlock Kids Mode. Bonus collections: BingePass - unlimited access to entire streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow; includes comics, movies, magazines, podcasts, documentaries, eBooks, and learning software. Bonus Borrows - checkouts don't count toward the monthly lending limits.
      Available apps - Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy image

    • hoopla digital BingePass

      Welcome to hoopla digital's BingePass collection. Get unlimited access to streaming collections for 7 days, with a single borrow. Collections include Comics Kingdom, Curiosity Stream, The Great Courses Library, hoopla Magazines, The Reading Corner, Learn About the World: People, Places, and Holidays, Hallmark Movies NowHellosaurus, Kids Vidz, STEAM Powered Kids, Kids' Books in Action, Learn About the World, Puzzle PalaceThe Highlights Collection, Growing Up: Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Read-Along 2 Learn, Cuentos para ninos en espanol, GoKidGo Spine Chillers (mystery/scary podcast series, including R.L. Stine's Story Club), GoKidGo Universe (podcast series), Filmocracy (virtual film festivals), and Fret Zealot (learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele). NOTE: Some titles may use third-party sites. App Store image Play Store image Amazon Store image niche academy icon

    • Louisiana Digital Library

      Browse this online library of digital items (unique treasures) from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories. This collection, built by LSU Libraries, includes photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture. Bonus: Browse CPPL's yearbook collectionState Library of Louisiana

    • Yearbook Collection (Louisiana Digital Library)

      A collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to CPPL for digitization. Learn more about the digitization project.


State Library of Louisiana logState Library of Louisiana Database Use Policy

  • A library card is required for remote access. 
  • View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.
  • By special arrangement with the vendors, students in Louisiana Public Schools are able to use certain databases from the school. 
  • Here's the list