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    • How long can I keep the materials I check out?

      Books and Books on tape check out for 2 weeks

      Videos and magazines check out for 1 week

    •           Fines are 10 cents per day per book.  The maximum fine per book is $5.00.  The maximum fine per patron is $10.00.  This does not include the cost of lost or  damaged books.  Patron accounts will be blocked when fines reach $1.50.  Fines will continue to accrue until the balance is paid.

    • Can I renew any materials I check out?

      You may renew any items providing you have not exceeded the renewal limit (2) and no one else has put a hold on these item

    • Can I renew my materials without coming into the library?

      You can renew your library materials by calling any branch of the Acadia Parish Library during regular business hours.  The staff will be happy to renew your items over the phone.

      You may also renew library materials by using our card catalog online.  Visit “My Account”.  You must enter your library card number and PIN in order to use this feature.  If you do not know your PIN,  just call any branch of the Acadia Parish Library for assistance.

    • Why can I sometimes not renew items?

      If there are requests by other patrons on your items, you will not be able to renew them.  You may, however, place another request on that item once you return it.

    • Can I return my items at any of the Acadia Parish Libraries?

      You may return borrowed materials to any Acadia Parish Library location regardless of where you checked it out.



    • Just because we don’t have it doesn’t mean we can’t get it.  There is a good chance another library may lend it to us.

    • If a book or other library material is not found in the library’s collection, patrons can request the item through the Inter-library Loan Department. Inter-library Loan involves borrowing materials other libraries. Therefore, requests for materials through Inter-library Loan can take as little as one week and up to six weeks depending on availability. Most requests are filled within a two week period. Items published within the last six months are not eligible for Inter-Library Loan.  Patrons may submit up to five requests per day.



    • Are there computers available to use at the library?

      Yes, each of our branches has a number of available computers for public use.

    • How much does it cost to use a computer?

      It is Free with a valid APL library card!  Print outs are 25 cents per page (black and white or color).

    • Do I need a library card to use a computer?

      Yes, you need a valid library card that is free of fines or overdue items.  You must take care of any of these issues before the computer will allow you to sign on.

    • How long can I use a computer?

      Each patron is allowed to have 2 one hour sessions per day.  If computers are full sessions will not run consecutively.



    • What is your phone number and address?

      You can view contact information for each library here



    • How can I donate a memorial book?

      You may request a form from your local library or print one here.  Once the form is completed simply return it to you library with check or money order.  This form can also be mailed to the main branch of the Acadia Parish Library



    • How do I get a library card?

      Patrons wishing to receive a library card should provide staff with a valid Louisiana state drivers license or id and 2 proofs of address.  Students may show school ID or report card but a responsible party will be required for children under the age of 16 to get a library card.

    • How much is it for a library card?

      Acadia Parish Library borrower’s cards are free of charge for individuals who live or work in the parish.  In the event that the card is lost, a replacement card will cost $1.00.

    • How old does my child have to be to get their own library card?

      Children can receive a card at any age as long as a parent or legal guardian will assume responsibility.