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.
Click here to book a computer appointment
We are very excited about the way Beauregard Parish patrons have embraced using World Vital Records for genealogy and research!
We have a few more resources that may be of help to beginners and seasoned researchers alike. Here are a few things we have for you:
Our free leisure learning and continuing education module from Recorded Books has classes on several subjects, but for the beginner there is a Genealogy 101 class. Universal Class is available online 24/7, and users can sign up for classes at any time. There is a limit of 5 concurrent classes, but users may take as many different classes as desired. All successfully completed classes (70% pass rate or higher) earn a printable certificate.
Access Video on Demand
For those who want to watch and learn, AVOD has several film clips that include both how-tos and interesting quests in the realm of genealogy. To look at find search results click genealogy in AVOD.
Here is a sample video from the collection:
"An expert provides tips for researching genealogy. The United States Census has the most extensive genealogical data available."
Beauregard Parish Library's own Online Public Access Catalog shows several genealogical items that are available to check out from the library or through online sources such as OverDrive.
The search term genealogy can be put in the Search Our Catalog box above, or users can click this handy link. Subject: Genealogy*
*Note: The search link retrieves only items that have been marked with "genealogy" as a subject. Additional items do show up as a general keyword search.