The Beauregard Parish Library Board of Control will meet in a regularly
called session at 4:45 PM on Monday Aug 3, 2020. This meeting will take
place virtually via the Cisco WebEx platform, as allowed by the Governor’s
executive order JBE 2020-30, in consideration of the social distancing
guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pursuant to the “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14), meetings of this board
are open to the public unless “Executive Session” is noted.
To attend this virtual meeting, visit here:
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
This week, we'd like to tell you about the second way of requesting things from the library.
The library uses the Overdrive service to provide our patrons with ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and videos. It can easily be accessed from either the Topical Resources List (under Ebooks & Audiobooks), or from the Alphabetical Resource List. All you need is a Beauregard Parish Library card in good standing to check something out.
Once you've logged in, if the work you're looking for is not available, you can click the hold button, and when it becomes available, you will receive an e-mail to let you know. You can even recommend books that the Overdrive program will consider adding to its collection.
Next week, we discuss the method of making a request that is the most useful when you don't actually know exactly what it is you want!