Getting a Library Card
Collections & Borrowing

Materials Available For Checkout
  • Books, including Large Print titles
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Digital Movies and Music
  • Laptops
  • Launchpad children's tablets

Borrowing Materials
  • You must present your Library Card to check out materials or use computers.
  • First-time users may borrow 3 items, 2 of which may be DVDs. Account must be in good standing for 1 month before initial laptop or Launchpad checkout.
  • Books/CDs/Magazines check out for 2 weeks; DVDs/Lauchpads: 1 week; Laptops: 3 days.
  • Renewals can be made in person, by phone, or online (DVDs/ Lauchpads/Laptops cannot be renewed).
  • Fines for overdue Books/CDs/Magazines: 5 cents per day; DVDs/Launchpads : $1 per day; Laptops: $10 per day.
  • All charges to your account must be cleared before borrowing materials or using computers.
  • Access your account from a home PC or mobile device using your library card number.
Services Provided

  • Van delivery service for patrons with special needs
  • Nursing home programming
  • Adult programming in the Library and throughout the parish.

  • Pre-school Story Hour
  • Story Time at Schools
  • Summer Reading Program

  • Internet/word processing workstations
  • Accessibility workstations
  • Beginning computer classes
  • Laptop checkout
  • Online databases, including Ancestry Library Edition
  • BPL Digital Archives, including Bienville Democrat newspapers
  • WiFi connection

  • Meeting rooms
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Copy services*
  • Fax (sending/receiving)*
        *fees apply

You are eligible for a Library Card
if you...
  • Live in
    • Own property in
      • Attend school in
        • Work in
                                Bienville Parish.
To apply, fill out a registration card and present proof of your Bienville Parish address, property title, school, or employment. There is a charge of $1 for an adult card. First cards for children 17 and under are free. The charge for replacement cards is $1.

Registration cards for children 17 and under must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian.

If you have a library card from another library in North Louisiana you may also be eligible to obtain a Bienville Parish Library Card.