During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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Another short tip this week folks. While the computers in our lab can do most anything you want to do, they are still not Windows computers and sometimes you just need Windows for compatibility reasons. If you are having trouble getting a program to work or a file to open on one of our lab machines then ask one of our friendly clerks about checking out a BTOP laptop. Each branch has one as well!
These laptops come with Windows on them so they may be able to help you open that pesky .wps that our version of LibreOffice just won't open. The BTOP laptops are able to be checked out for one week but you do not have to keep them any longer than you need. Hopefully this will help some of who may be getting frustrated with some older Windows compatibility issues.
Just remember these laptops are on a first come, first served basis so we can not guarantee any will be available. Happy computing everyone!