› What are the requirements for getting a library card?
› What if I don't live in Lafourche Parish? Can I still get a Card?
› What if I lose my card?
› Where can I use my card?
› How long does the card last?
Checking Out Materials:
› What types of materials can I check out?
› Is there a limit on the number of items I can check out?
› What do I need to check out?
› How long can I keep my items for?
› Is there any way I can keep them longer?
› Where can I return my items?
› Are there late fees?
› What if I lose or damage an item?
› Can my library privileges be suspended?
› Can I use a computer at the library?
› How much does it cost?
› For how long can I use the computer?
› Can I print from the library's computers?
› Can my computer privileges be suspended for any reason?
› What happens if I damage a computer?
› Do library staff members monitor children's computer activities?
› What types of donations does the library take, and who do these donations benefit?
~What are the requirements for getting a library card?
To receive a Lafourche Parish Public Library card, you must present a picture ID that lists a local address. If your ID does not include a local address, but you live locally, you must also present a bill, lease, or other document that proves you live locally.
~What if I don't live in Lafourche Parish? Can I still get a card?
The Lafourche Parish Public Library extends borrowing privileges to residents of Grand Isle and Terrebonne Parish.
~What if I lose my card?
You can purchase a replacement card for $1.00. You must show proof of identity to receive a replacement card.
~Where can I use my card?
You can use your library card in all branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library system.
~How long does the card last?
Your library card does not expire.
~What types of materials can I check out?
Our library branches offer a wealth of materials for check out. You can borrow books of all genres, magazines, DVDs, CDs, e-Books, and audio books using your library card.
~Is there a limit on the number of items I can check out?
First-time borrowers are limited to five items. Branch managers may, at their discretion, set individual branch limits. Ordinarily, however, as long as the patron is in good standing, there are no limits on the number of items he or she can check out, except the following: In the case of videos, DVDs, CDs, software, or audiocassettes, a limit of three items per category per patron is imposed.
~What do I need to check out?
You must always present your library card to check out items.
~How long can I keep my items for?
When you check out items, you can keep them out for three weeks.
~Is there any way I can keep them longer?
You can renew items you have checked out, unless other library users have requested those items. You are limited to two renewals. To renew an item simply stop into any branch or call.
~Where can I return my items?
You can return your library items to any branch of the Lafourche Parish Public Library.
~Are there late fees?
The library system does assess late fees for items that are overdue. We charge overdue fines of five cents per item each day the item is late, with a maximum fine of $1.00 per item. Overdue fines for equipment are higher at $1.00 per day, with the maximum fine of $20.00
~What if I lose or damage an item?
If you lose or damaage an item, you are responsible for replacing it. You can pay the purchase price of the item, as determined by our library records, or you can elect to purchase a new copy of the lost item and bring it to your library branch.
~Can my library privileges be suspended?
Library staff members can suspend your library privileges if you do not return items or you do not pay for any lost or damaged items for which you are responsible.
~Can I use a computer at the library?
Each branch of the Lafourche Parish Public Library offers public access computers for patron use. Computer's usage is on a first-come, first served basis.
~How much does it cost?
There is no cost to use library computers; however, patrons must be in good standing to do so.
~For how long can I use the computer?
Computer users may not sign up for more than two-consecutive sessions per day. During periods of high demand, patrons might be limited to only one session.
~Can I print from the library's computers?
Patrons can print from the library's computers in black and white only. A fee of 25 cents per page printed will be charged.
~Can my computer privileges be suspended for any reason?
A patron's computer privileges may be suspended if he or she is not in good standing. Computer users are also expected to operate equipment in a proper manner and with respect for others' rights to privacy and quiet concentration. The library reserves the right to terminate a patron's use of computer for any reason, including disruptive or destructive behavior and adverse weather conditions. Three terminations will result in a loss of computer privileges for an indeterminate amount of time, as determined by the Branch Supervisor.
~What happens if I damage a computer?
Computer users are responsible for any damage to computers, printers, or software due to carelessness or misuse of the equipment, including repair or replacement of damaged items.
~Do library staff members monitor children's computer activities?
Parents (or a responsible adult in loco parentis) have the right and responsibility to restrict their own children's access -- and only their own children's access -- to library resources, including the Internet. Library staff members do not serve in loco parentis, or in the place of parents.
Since the Internet is unregulated, the library is not responsible for the content, quality, validity, or currency of any information found on the Internet that the library did not create. The library cannot control or monitor material accessed from online electronic resources.
~What types of donations does the library take, and who do these donations Benefit?
Our libraries do accept donations from members of the public. We accept monetary donations that benefit our Friends of the Library non-profit organizations. These organizations help to purchase new materials for the library's collection as well as supplies for children's crafts and other library programs. We also accept donations of new and gently used books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and other items. These items will either be placed into the library's circulating collection, depending on its availability on our shelves, or will be made available for purchase by community members at many of our book sales. The proceeds of these book sales benefit our Friends of the Library non-profit organizations.