Get Your Library Card!
To get a library card, you’ll need either valid photo identification with your current address, or valid photo identification and an official document with your name and current address.
Applicants must be a resident or taxpayer in Beauregard Parish to get a BPL card.
If you are a resident of one of the Libraries Southwest parishes, you may elect to get a Libraries Southwest card.
You can download, print, and fill out the application by clicking here for the Beauregard Parish Library Card Application, or click here for the LSW Card Application before bringing it to the library. (Patrons under the age of 18 must have a sponsoring parent or guardian cardholder.)
Different Types of Library Cards
There are three different cards available: Beauregard Parish Library (BPL) card, the Libraries Southwest (LSW) card, and the Beauregard Parish Virtual Library card.
- The BPL card is eligible for use only at BPL locations.
- The LSW card may be used at any location of BPL or the parish public libraries in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, or Vernon parishes.
- The Beauregard Parish Virtual Library card gives access to online resources, but not to physical books, DVDs, or magazines. It is only available to adult residents or property owners of Beauregard Parish, and is not available to full cardholders, even if their card is expired or blocked due to fines. Fill out the Virtual Library card application online.
Checking Out Materials
New patrons are able to check out three items during their first visit. After the first check out, patrons may check out up to 6 items at once for 6 months. After the first six months have passed, the adult patron will be able to check out up to 50 items (no more than 10 DVDs or audiobooks) at one time. A juvenile patron will be able to check out a maximum of 20 items (10 DVDs or audiobooks) at one time. Adults who have been card-holders for at least 6 months and have accounts in good standing are also eligible to check out laptops and/or Hotspots.