Can I get a library card?

Yes, it’s easy! If you live in Ascension Parish, simply bring in a current picture ID (driver’s license, school ID, military ID, or passport) and proof of address (driver’s license, a piece of mail, or voter registration). Children from the ages of 5 (or entering kindergarten) to 13 may apply for a juvenile library card. Library cards are issued at no charge for a five (5) year period.

I don’t live in Ascension Parish. Can I still get a library card?


Yes! If you work or attend school in Ascension Parish, but don’t live here, you are also eligible for a library card. Bring in a current picture ID and some form of proof that you work or attend school in the parish. 

If you live in a neighboring parish (Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, St. James, and St. John the Baptist), show us your library card from the parish in which you live, along with a current picture ID (driver’s license, school ID, military ID, or passport).

The library’s online resources require a PIN. How do I find out my PIN number?


Most of our digital media and databases will ask you for your library card number and/or your PIN number. Your PIN number is assigned to you by the library and is created with the first three letters of your last name in ALL CAPS and the last five digits of your card number. (Example: ALT12345) If you need assistance with your card number or PIN, please use our Website Contact Form or call your local branch for help.

I can’t come to the library. Can I sign up for an e-card?


If you can't come to one of our four branches, you can sign up for an e-card, which will give you limited, temporary access to our online resources, including Overdrive, hoopla, and RBdigital. A regular library card will be mailed to the address on your online registration form, giving you full access to the library’s materials. In order to use your e-card right away for online resources, be sure to write down the card number and PIN number provided at the time of online registration.

How long can I keep items I check out?


Most books, videos, audios, and magazines are borrowed for fourteen (14) days and may be renewed up to five times if there are no requests for the item; art prints are borrowed for 2 months.

Will I be charged overdue fines?

Overdue charges are five (.05) cents per day on most materials and twenty-five (.25) cents per day on audios and videos.Please note that overdue items affect lending privileges of all members of the household. 

**COVID-19 message: We have currently suspended all overdue charges for library materials. Please hold your materials until our branches open again and can serve you safely.**