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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

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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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

Click here to check out our Summer Reading Program 2020 website


Find It Fridays

Welcome to the first edition of Find it Fridays! Do you ever get overwhelmed by all of the choices here at BPL, or wonder where that certain book you need could be hiding? The online catalog is the best resource for finding the audio, physical, and electronic resources the library has available for your use. With so many materials and titles it can sometimes be difficult to find the exact item you are looking for, this is where the Advanced Search option becomes your friend.

Next time, try this: Instead of entering the book title or the subject you are looking for into the simple search box of our online catalog choose the Advanced Search option. Once the advanced search screen pops up you can start by mainly focusing on the boxes and drop down menus under search input. Use these drop down menus to search by Title, Author, Subject, Keyword, and Series. The items listed under search filters on the right hand side of the page allows you to filter your search even further by selecting the format of material you want (e.g.physical book, audio book, DVD), the language, and fiction or non-fiction.

Searching by Title: When you know exactly which book you are looking for the easiest thing to do is search by title. Simply select title from the drop down menu and enter the title you are looking for. When searching by title you limit your search to records with words related to your entry in the title. For example:Twilight. When you title search “twilight” the only results you receive will have twilight in the title (e.g. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight by Erin Hunter, Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger).

Next time you search our catalog give the Advanced Search a try! Stay tuned next week for some tips and tricks on Searching by Author.
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Posted Friday September 5, 2014 09:00am

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  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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