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COVID Update

All Library buildings are open to the public. All Library branches will operate under the State Fire Marshal’s Open Safely guidelines. 

Patrons and staff 5 years of age and older must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while in the Library unless an exception identified in the order applies (Louisiana Executive Order dated 8/4/21).

Patrons are encouraged to download e-books and e-audiobooks on the cloudLibrary and Hoopla apps. Patrons are reminded of the Library's hold service. Patrons may place items on hold instead of browsing. To place an item on hold, patrons can log in to their online account or in the Library’s Stacks app. Additionally, patrons can call their local branch to place items on hold.

Meeting room use is not available at this time. Please check back for more information. 

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