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CDs and Playaways

  • Audiobooks for children, teens, and adults are available for check out from all six library branches.
  • Playaways, players preloaded with audiobooks, are available for check out at the East and West Regional Libraries

Downloadable AudioBooks

  • Both Overdrive and Hoopla offer popular fiction and non-fiction titles for all age ranges.

eBooks

eMagazines

  • The library offers eMagazines from Flipster.
    Titles include: People | Food Network | Southern Living | Cosmopolitan | Real Simple | O, The Oprah Magazine | Health | Cooking Light | Consumer Reports | Craft Ideas | And More!

DVDs and Playaway Views

  • DVD for children, teens, and adults are available for check out from all 6 library locations. Titles include current and classic feature films, TV shows, cartoons, documentaries, and workout videos.
  • Playaway Views, players preloaded with cartoons, are available for check out in the juvenile collection at the East and West Regional Libraries.

Downloadable Movies, TV Shows, and Cartoons

Library cards are free to residents of St. Charles Parish. Cards are also free for everyone who works, attends school, or owns property in St. Charles Parish. Nonresident cards are available for a $5 yearly fee. Click here for details on how to obtain a library card.

You can access your library account information online anytime using the “My Account” feature.

  • Use the Login to My Account link in the main menu at the top of the page.
  • Enter your library card number and your PIN. If you do not remember your PIN, click here to reset it, or visit the library and ask the staff to reset it for you.
  • In your account you can choose to:
    • View your personal information
    • Renew materials
    • Check the status of your holds
    • See if you have any outstanding fines

Books can be returned at any time to one of our six library branches.  Late fees are accrued per day up to the maximum allowable charge. Fees must be paid in person at a library branch. We accept cash and checks.

Library accounts with $10 or more in accrued fees will not be allowed to check out materials until payment is received.

Click here to view the fee schedule details.

Locate an item in the library’s online catalog and use the PLACE HOLD button to the right of the item’s title.

Enter your library card number and PIN, and then select the branch you wish to have the item delivered to. If you do not remember your PIN, click here to reset it, or visit the library and ask the staff to reset it for you.

You will receive a phone call when your item is ready for pickup. Your item will be available at your selected branch for seven days.

You can check the status of your hold through the MY ACCOUNT area on our website:

  • Click the My Account link in the main menu at the top of our homepage
  • Enter your library card number and your PIN.
  • The HOLDS tab allows you to view all of your holds, their status, the selected pick-up library branch, and your place in line.

If you do not see the item you are looking for you can suggest that we consider purchasing it.

Printing, copying, and scanning services are available at all library locations. Click here for options and pricing.

Wireless printing is available at all of our library locations. Click here for instructions and pricing.

You can renew your books in person, over the phone, or online.

To renew online:

  • Log Into My Account
  • Enter your library card number and your PIN. If you do not remember your PIN, click here to reset it, or visit the library and ask the staff to reset it for you.
  • Once you have accessed your account, choose the CHECKOUTS tab, then select the materials you wish to renew and click the RENEW button.

Be aware that items may not renew because:

  • Another patron has requested that item.
  • You have already renewed the maximum number of times.
  • You have fines that must be cleared before you can renew or checkout materials.
  • Your items are already overdue

You can update your library account at any of our library locations. Bring a government-issued photo ID. If you are making changes to your address please bring one of the following items with your new address: government issued photo ID, current utility bill, mail postmarked to the new address, or a lease/rental agreement.

The East Regional, West Regional, St. Rose, and Paradis libraries have study rooms. All study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved or held for individuals.

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