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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Today, let's talk about passwords. Passwords need to be strong, and they need to be something that another person can not easily guess. The survey of the worst passwords of 2013 recently came out. Right at the top of the list was "123456" followed closely by "password." If you are using something like this for your password, PLEASE CHANGE IT. Using predictable phrases or combinations makes passwords incredibly easy to be guessed or stolen. This puts your data at major risk.
This is why we use random passwords for our patrons here at the library. We are committed to giving you the most secure access possible. Our passwords are strong and secure, and I hope this article encourages you to start (or keep) using strong and not easily guessed passwords for all your other login needs. I hope this has been informative; keep those passwords safe!