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Electronic Services

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is at the forefront of eServices for the public. We are happy to offer these FREE services listed below. If you have any suggestions please contact Eileen R. Kontrovitz, Head of the IT Department. Click the logo for the link.




Learn how to use our eServices. Just click the icon for the Ouachita Parish Academy.

Axis 360


Axis 360 eBooks join the collection at Ouachita Parish Public Library!

OPPL is adding eBooks from Axis 360 which you can borrow from the catalog. Click here for the catalog. Click here to download the apps!


A to Z USA. Get the latest USA and US state information, always at your fingertips and always up-to-date! 127 feature articles on every stat and US territory; 103 articles for the USA as a country; video dictionaries to help you learn geography. You get it all in one place. No matter if you are a student or teacher, or if you are just planning a trip, here is the place to get all you need. Click on the icon and go!


Visit the OPPL online Bookstore!

The latest books, eBooks, Acoustik audiobooks, music & movies - all at a discount delivered to your door!


Android Android device app.You asked for it and now it's here. Just go to the Play Store and download the OPPL iLibrary app - FREE. Search, renew, place holds, view your reading history, and more. It even has your barcode so you can checkout with using it at any branch.
AddThis AddThis. The #1 bookmarking and sharing. An easy way for visitors to bookmark and share our content to their favorite social destinations.
iPhone App. OPPL! There's an App for That! Get our FREE iPhone App. The App is fully functional in our OPAC. You can search and put a hold on any item. You can check your account. You can renew items you have checked out, just to name a few of the things you can do. Search the iTunes store for Ouachita Parish Public Library .
iPad App. If you like the iPhone App you'll love the iPad App. All of the same wonderful functionality in a bigger format. Get it right from your iPad.

MobilePAC. Don't have an iPhone or iPad? Now you can get the same functionality with any smartphone*. MobilePAC is sized to fit the screens of smartphones. You can search, log into your account and see your items, fines, etc. You can renew, place holds, and see your reading history. From your phone browser go to
*Some Blackberry phones do not work but a fix is on the way.

BB BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers. It includes reviews, previews, backstories, author interviews, reading guides, book clubs and much more. With OPPL's subscription you can get the full BookBrowse newsletter for FREE! Click on the image and sign up. It's FREE!

Gale Cengage App. Get reference anytime, anywhere with the apps from the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks. Follow the link on the left or visit the App Store for your iPhone or iPad app!

Also available for Android!

Downloadable eBooks and more from OverDrive. eBooks, audiobooks, and videos 24x7 from our new service. Dozens of new items delivered right to your home computer and ready to put on a compatable eBook reader. Follow the link on the icon for complete information. OverDrive has free apps for iPhones and iPads, and most other devices. Download directly to your device!!
  EBSCO Database Library: A group of databases we subscribe to for a multitude of uses. Included are Auto Repair Guide, Book Index with reviews, EBSCOhose Espanol, Novelist and Novlist K-8, Literary Reference Center, Student Research Center, Salud en Espanol, Explora for Middle and High School, and many more! Take a look.
Explora - .A database for kids! Explora takes your child into the worlds of culture, art, biography, current events, health, science, math, history and much more! Geared especially for children, this database will help them with homework and also be a fun place for them to explore! Just point and click to search or use the advanced search option.
Facebook Notifications.Now you can have you library notices sent to your Facebook account. Just create a Facebook email address and put that into your on-line account in the library OPAC. Click here for complete instructions.
Flipster is our new digital magazine product. You can easily access our digital collection from your computer, laptop, or mobile device as long as you are connected to the Internet. There are iOS and Android apps you can download for your mobile devices.
freegal Freegal Music. Freegal is a free music download service. Over 3 million songs are available for you to download and KEEP! All you need is a library card in good standing - no fines or fees! Click here for instructions.
Global Road Warrior. Taking a trip or just interested in learning about a new country or culture, then Global Road Warrior is for you. It covers 175 countries and 121 topics for each country. Find out about how to greet people, what the currency is, local customs and superstitions, what the passport and visa requirements for a visit. You can even get recipies. There is so much information you won't want to miss a thing. Click the icon and go!
Google Book Search
Google Book Search
  Hoopla. Hoopla digital delivers thousands of FREE streaming movies, audiobooks, music albums, and television shows to your computer or mobile devices. No holds because all items allow multiple, simultaneous use. No fines because items are automatically returned. Hoopla apps can be downloaded from the AppStore or Googe Play. All you need is a library card in good standing. *Limit, 12 downloads per month.
  LA Practice DrivingTests. Learning how to drive? FREE LA practice tests of all kinds are available with just a library card and a click on the icon. Permit practice tests, LA fines and limits test, LA Road signs practice test, downloadable LA drivers manuals and more!
glf Legal Forms Library. This new service from Gale Cengage in partnership with U.S. Legal Forms makes dozens of Louisiana legal forms availabe for you to download and use. All forms are free and available 24x7 with just a library card.
Live Homework Help. Get homework help with a LIVE tutor at the other end. Use any computer either at home or in any branch of the library to get real homework help in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. You MUST be a resident of Ouachita Parish and have a library card or special access number to use this service. Sun.-Thurs. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
LearningExpressLibrary. Provides learning centers on K-College, GED, Software, Job Search & Workplace skills, US Citizenship, Computer & Internet Basics, and more. Each of the learning centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and more. It's never too late to learn and here you can learn at your own pace. All you need is a library card!


LibraryElf. Having trouble keeping track of your family's library materials and their due dates? Let Library Elf track your stuff. LibraryElf will combine library records from everyone in the family and email you when items are due or ready for pickup. Visit the site to sign up and see the other great features! OPPL is a subscriber library. Now with a new mobile app! See our News page for more information.
Literature-Map. Literature-Map helps you find other authors you might like in a visual format. Just type in the name of an author you like to read, click continue and you will get a visual map of other authors who write the same type of book.
Louisiana Library Connection.. LLC is the place to go for the statewide databases provided by the State Library of Louisiana. Here you can find the Auto Repair Ref. Center, Britannica eBooks, Business Searching Interface, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCO Host, LA Digital Library, just to name a few. You will also find links to the database provided by Ouachita Parish Public Library. Take a look!
NextReads. A newsletter service that makes reading suggestions based on subject catagories YOU choose. You will get a monthly newsletter sent to your email address on every subject you choose. Get the latest and greatest suggestions!
NoveList. Looking for something to read? Like an author but you want to know who else writes like them? Just looking for something fun to read? NoveList is your place. You can search by author, genre, age, and more. You can get a list of series in published order, and so much more. Just create an account and have fun. You can also access NoveList from the library online catalog.
Online Book Club. So many books, so little time. For all those busy people OPPL has a new service: an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically. Each day, Monday through Friday, the library emails subscribers two or three chapters of a book that takes about 5-minutes to read. Then you can decide if you want to check out the book or put it on hold.
NEW! You can now use your credit card to pay your fines and fees, and even make a donation to the library through our Catalog. Just follow the link to the catalog from our web page, click the Patron Account tab, log in with your library card number and PIN and click the fines and fees tab and hit Pay fines now! Simple, easy, and safe.
TumbleBooks. Interactive children's books, games, and puzzles. Requires Flash. To download Flash click HERE. (Grades K-4)
TumbleBookCloud. An online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books for middle and high school teens and adults.. All with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection. Included are videos from National Geographic, lesson plans, plot summaries, character sketches, and. online quizzes.(Grades 6-12)
TumbleBookCloud Junior. An online collection of over 600 ebooks, graphci novels, educational videos, and audio books for children who are past the picture book stage.. All with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection. Included are videos from National Geographic, lesson plans, plot summaries, character sketches, and. online quizzes. (Grades 3-8)
  TumbleBook-of-the-Day. Get a new TubleBook every day, to read or be read to you. Each book is specially chosen and correspond to seasons, holidays, and events. Every day a new story for your child.
WB World Book on the Web: Choose from 6 different World Book Products, including Reference Center, For Kids, Timelines, and more! The world is at your fingertips with World Book!
Wowbrary. Sign up for a weekly newsletter or RSS feed of new items at the library. Included are books, DVDs, CDs, and a link to Amazon that will allow you to purchase an item and have a small amount go to the library.
wall OPPL YA Book blog. Book reviews, book trailers, and more. Welcome to the Ouachita Parish Public Library YA Blog! This is an online blog where the OPPL YA staff can communicate with teens about new books, book reviews, programs, website suggestions, resources, and other stuff for teens at the library. Click on your branch to the right and see what's going on!


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