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's Tech Tip is don't forget about our BTOP laptops. At all branches of the library we have a laptop (five in Deridder) provided to us by the BTOP grant available for check out. These laptops come with Windows 7 installed and may be checked out for up to a week at a time. Laptops may be checked in or out in Deridder between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00 and between 2:00 and 4:00. Laptops may be checked in or out up to 30 minutes before closing time at our branch locations.
These laptops are very handy if you need something to work on for a short time, or possibly to make up for a broken laptop for a short period of time. You don't have to worry about someone else seeing your data either as everything is erased when the computer shuts down. This also means you will need a flash drive or some other form of removable media if you want to keep anything long term. The library also sells flash drives for $8.
We hope these "take-home" laptops will be of great use to you, and look forward to checking one out to you today!