Library App

Place items on hold, renew items and more with the Ouachita Parish Public Library app powered through Stacks. Simply search "Ouachita Stacks" in your app store, or click the link below to download the app.

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary logo

E-books and e-audiobooks for your phone or tablet: fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens, and kids.

Borrow up to 5 items at a time in cloudLibrary. With no monthly limits, you can return a title that you aren’t enjoying and check something else out immediately! Use cloudLibrary on the web or download the app for Android, iOS, Kindle, or Nook.

Learn more about cloudLibrary here.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Audiobooks, music albums, comics, movies, and television shows.

Stream for free on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow and download 7 items per calendar month, and you never have to wait for someone else to return it!

Apps available for Android and iOS.

Learn more about Hoopla here.

Flipster

Flipster

The digital magazine collection of Ouachita Parish Public Library, including Acadiana Profile, Allure, The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Car & Driver, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Country Woman, Crochet!, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dogs Life, Eating Well, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Fine Gardening, Flea Market Décor, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Interweave Crochet, Just CrossStitch, Louisiana Life, Men's Health, New Orleans Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Popular Woodworking, Prevention, Quilter's World, Real Living, Real Simple, Redbook, Simple & Delicious, Southern Living, Taste of Home, TIME, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Wanderlust.

Read magazines on the web, or with the Flipster apps for Android or iOS.

Learn more about Flipster here.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Find books by Accelerated Reader (ATOS) book level and interest level; audience (adult, teen, ages 9–12, ages 0–8); author’s cultural identity, gender identity, or nationality; award winners; books that have been mentioned in radio, TV, and print; grade level; Lexile score; and more.

Discover new books and authors similar to your favorites. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alike and book discussion guides.

Learn more about NoveList Plus here.

Ouachita Parish Public Library Newsletters

Ouachita Parish Public Library

A newsletter service that provides reading suggestions based on subject categories. Sign up to receive a monthly newsletter with the latest and greatest suggestions!

Wowbrary

Wowbrary

Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter with information about new items at Ouachita Parish Public Library.

Learn more about Wowbrary here.

Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder

Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder

Reading level, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, ATOS® book level, Lexile™ measure, CCSS (Common Core State Standards) Exemplars, and more.

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish.

Book Collection: Nonfiction

Book Collection: Nonfiction

Architecture, careers, communication, countries and states, famous people, fishing, flags, food, health, history, investing online, law enforcement, mythology, planning a wedding, politics, race and racism, society, terrorism, and other topics.

Popular nonfiction books on core subject areas, as well as information on many other subjects. Intended for students in school as well as adults.

BookBrowse

BookBrowse

Book reviews, previews, backstories, author interviews, reading guides, book clubs, and more.

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Authors, biographers, book collectors, correspondents, critics, dramatists, essayists, historians, humorists, illustrators, journalists, lyricists, novelists, philosophers, poets, publishers, rhetoricians, scholars, screenwriters, sportswriters, theorists, and other writers.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography provides biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

EBSCO Audiobooks

EBSCO Audiobooks

Fiction (general, literature and classics, mystery and suspense, science fiction and fantasy) and nonfiction for children, teens, and adults.

The EBSCO Audiobook Collection offers downloadable e-audiobooks. The books are a mix of classics and current titles. You can find e-audiobooks on the web, and once you create a free EBSCO account you can check them out and download them using the apps for your Android or iOS phone or tablet.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and people interested in starting a business. Learn how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Small Business Reference Center also offers business videos that include interviews, “lessons learned” features, lectures and tutorials.

Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection

Vocational and Career Collection provides the full text of trade and industry publications including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Awards, banking, business planning, economics, employees, executives, finance, government policy, investments, mergers and acquisitions, small business, stocks, and more.

Regional Business News provides extensive coverage for full-text regional business publications from the United States and Canadian provinces. This database also contains newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, newswires and videos.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete

Marketing, management, management information systems, production and operations management, accounting, finance and economics.

Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database that provides full-text access to many peer-reviewed business related journals. Includes indexing and abstracts for many important scholarly business journals as far back as 1886.

Homework Louisiana

Homework Louisiana

Homework Louisiana is more than just tutoring for Kindergarten - College. With Homework Louisiana, you can:

  • Submit resumes and cover letters
  • Connect with a career coach
  • Practice citizenship tests
  • Get help with computer literacy
  • Connect with a Spanish tutor (for English speakers learning Spanish)

The adult education and career center is open daily from 10 a.m. - midnight.

La ayuda en vivo individual está disponible en español de todos los días de 2:00pm hasta 12:00am CST.
Trực tiếp một-một trợ giúp bằng tiếng Việt có sẵn hàng ngày 6:00pm–9:00pm (18:00–21:00), Giờ miền Trung (Bắc-Mỹ).

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary logo

E-books and e-audiobooks for your phone or tablet: fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens, and kids.

Borrow up to 5 items at a time in cloudLibrary. With no monthly limits, you can return a title that you aren’t enjoying and check something else out immediately! Use cloudLibrary on the web or download the app for Android, iOS, Kindle, or Nook.

Flipster

Flipster

The digital magazine collection of Ouachita Parish Public Library, including Acadiana Profile, Allure, The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Car & Driver, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Country Woman, Crochet!, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dogs Life, Eating Well, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Fine Gardening, Flea Market Décor, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Interweave Crochet, Just CrossStitch, Louisiana Life, Men's Health, New Orleans Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Popular Woodworking, Prevention, Quilter's World, Real Living, Real Simple, Redbook, Simple & Delicious, Southern Living, Taste of Home, TIME, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Wanderlust.

Read magazines on the web, or with the Flipster apps for Android or iOS.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Genres include acid jazz, alternative, ambient, Americana, big band, bluegrass, blues, Broadway, Celtic, children’s, Christian, classic rock, classical, country, disco, drum-and-bass, electronic, folk, funk, gospel, grunge, hip-hop, holiday, house, indie, industrial, jazz, K-pop, Latin, lounge, metal, opera, orchestral, pop, progressive, psychedelic, punk, R&B, reggaeton, rock, showtunes, swing, and tango.

Freegal is a free and legal music download service. Over 5 million songs are available for you to download and keep in mp3 format. You can use Freegal Music on the web, and you can also get the Freegal Music app for Android and iOS.

Learn more about Freegal here.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Audiobooks, music albums, comics, movies, and television shows.

Stream for free on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow and download 7 items per calendar month, and you never have to wait for someone else to return it!

Apps available for Android and iOS.

Kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy lets you watch thoughtful and thought-provoking films with no ads. You can watch an unlimited number of The Great Courses videos featuring scholars teaching their favorite subjects in engaging lectures. Kanopy delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. Parents can block their children from accessing the main (non-“Kids”) section. Apps are available for Android and iOS.

Learn more about Kanopy here.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Patient Medication Information

Over-the-counter and prescription drug information, side effect, interactions, storage, dietary warnings, what to do if you forget a dose or in case of suspected overdose, cautions for people who are pregnant or nursing, and more.

Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS Patient Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, updated monthly.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch

Acupuncture, aromatherapy, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, crystals, energy medicine, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnosis, mind-body medicine, naturopathy, osteopathy, reflexology, reiki, reincarnation therapy, Tarot reading, and more​.

Alt HealthWatch focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Aging, cancer, diabetes, diseases, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, men’s and women’s health, and children’s health, and many more health topics.

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It provides convenient access to authoritative and easily understandable health and medical information.

Learn more about Consumer Health Complete here.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Bodybuilding, children’s health, cooking, cycling, dermatology, diseases, drugs, exercise, gardening, golf, hospitals, hypertension, Medicaid and Medicare, mental health, nutrition, ophthalmology, pediatrics, physical fitness, physiology, pregnancy, psychology, public health, running, skin care, substance abuse, weight training, women’s health, and more topics.

Health Source: Consumer Edition offers authoritative health information including consumer health magazine articles, books, and pamphlets intended to offer information on specific diseases and health topics for the public.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy, family history, census records, immigration, marriage, birth, death, and other official information about your ancestors.

One of the most important genealogical collections available today, with unparalleled coverage of the United States.

For more information on the Library's Genealogy & Special Collections Department (Family & Local History), click here.

Learn more about Ancestry Library Edition here.

Flipster

Flipster

The digital magazine collection of Ouachita Parish Public Library, including Acadiana Profile, Allure, The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Car & Driver, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Country Woman, Crochet!, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dogs Life, Eating Well, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Fine Gardening, Flea Market Décor, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Interweave Crochet, Just CrossStitch, Louisiana Life, Men's Health, New Orleans Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Popular Woodworking, Prevention, Quilter's World, Real Living, Real Simple, Redbook, Simple & Delicious, Southern Living, Taste of Home, TIME, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Wanderlust.

Read magazines on the web, or with the Flipster apps for Android or iOS.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids’ crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, scrapbooking and paper crafts, and other topics.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast, from autograph collectors to woodworkers. Find digital versions of leading hobby and craft magazines, including Woodworker’s Journal, Pottery Making Illustrated, Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, Audubon, and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.

Home Improvement Reference Center offers step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating, provided in high-quality PDF files.

DigitalLearn

DigitalLearn

Computers, email, websites, Windows, Mac OS X, internet privacy, avoiding scams, choosing safe passwords, searching for jobs online, cloud storage, online health information, Skype, Facebook, buying plane tickets online.

DigitalLearn offers basic instruction in computers, email, social media and more!

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library

Career preparation, high school equivalency tests, college and graduate school admissions test preparation, resources for classroom and homework success, and adult core skills.

LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills needed for academic and career success. Practice sets and tutorials help you develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences. There are also practice tests for the GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I and II, and more. Popular software tutorials and basic computer instruction are also included.

Learn more about LearningExpress Library here.

LearningExpress en español

LearningExpress Library

Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector(a), desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, prepárese para el examen de GED, y sea ciudadano/a estadounidense.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy

Learn more about how to use library resources, social media, Microsoft Office programs, and more.

LearningExpress en español

LearningExpress Library

Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector(a), desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, prepárese para el examen de GED, y sea ciudadano/a estadounidense.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. Includes a new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. Learn on your computer or with the Pronunciator mobile app.

Learn more about Pronunciator here.

Pronunciator en español

Pronunciator

Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 163 idiomas disponibles.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

Actions and defenses, adoption, affidavits, attachment and garnishment, bankruptcy, child support, civil procedure, clerks of court, contracts, court orders, court records, criminal law, custody, debtors and creditors, divorce, estate planning, forms, guardianship, inheritance, landlord-tenant relations, lawyers, petitions, real estate, rental housing, restraining orders, small claims courts, subpoenas, trials, warrants, wills, and more.

Legal Information Reference Center includes consumer legal reference books from publishers including Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Louisiana Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Adoption, affidavits, automobiles, bankruptcy, bills of sale, civil actions, collections, construction, copyright, corporations, criminal law, employment law, family law, gifts, healthcare, insurance, landlord-tenant law, leases, liens, loans, marriage, name changes, power of attorney, real estate, releases and waivers, taxes, trusts, wills, workers compensation, and other topics.

Louisiana Legal Forms offers blank and sample legal forms of all kinds, many of them specific to the needs of Louisiana residents. Some of them can be filled out online and printed or saved.

Learn more about Louisiana Legal Forms here.

Louisiana Practice Driving Tests

Driving Tests

Motorcycle, car, and commercial vehicle (CDL) permits and licenses.

The driving test practice that will help you ace your Louisiana driving exam. Start your free OMV (Office of Motor Vehicles) practice test now!

Louisiana Public Documents Archive

Public Document Depository Program

Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents for distribution to the member libraries of the Louisiana State Document Depository Program. This program preserves and assures the availability of state publications for use by the public throughout the state.