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
Need to walk out of the library with a book today? Maybe you waited just a little too long to chose a subject for that book report, or maybe you just finished a history book on WWII and you can’t wait to read another. The Advanced Search has a great function that allows you to limit your results to only materials that are currently available at the library. This means that the results you receive are ready for you to take home today!
In order to use this function you can click on Advanced Search from our Library’s Homepage. When you see the advanced screen you will enter your search criteria, see the previous Find it Friday’s for more tips on how to use the Advanced Search! Then under the Search Library heading check the box for “Limit to Available.”
One important thing to remember about using this search function is that you will need to look at the results and make sure they are marked “available” for the library branch you want to visit. If you are at the DeRidder branch but the material you want is available in Merryville you won’t be able to take home that item today, even though it does say Available. Don’t worry though, you can always place that material on hold using the “place hold” link and we will transfer the item from the current location to your “home” branch just as soon as we can.