Anyone ages 17 or older who lives or works in Ouachita Parish can now receive a temporary e-card from the Ouachita Parish Public Library. With an e-card, residents can download e-books and e-audiobooks and stream movies, TV shows, and music. Patrons who already have a Library card can use that barcode for the same resources.
To get an e-card, residents can call their local branch to speak with a staff member. After providing identification information including their state or federal ID number, patrons will receive a barcode to unlock numerous digital resources for one month. When the Library reopens, e-card users can upgrade their account to check out physical items.
Barcodes will work with apps like cloudLibrary, Hoopla Digital and Kanopy. E-cards also give access to Homework Louisiana powered by Tutor.com, which provides free, live tutoring for more than 60 subjects in grades K-12 and college courses.
Library staff will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday to answer phones and help patrons with their e-cards. Patrons can call their local branch or 318.327.1490 ext. 3008 or email email@example.com for assistance. Due to the fluid nature of state and local government at this time, these details are subject to change.
About the Ouachita Parish Public Library
The mission of the Library is to advance literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen our community by serving everyone in Ouachita Parish. The Library serves a diverse community of approximately 160,000 people. The Library has 10 branches throughout the parish, plus a bookmobile, outreach services and e-services online at www.oplib.org.