On our Mobile Apps InfoGuide you can see the wide range of free apps you can access with your library card, including language learning and music downloads.
There are apps for Android, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, BlackBerry and Windows devices that you can download. As the number of apps increases we’ll be updating the guide with the latest arrivals. Head over to our Mobile Apps InfoGuide.
DigitalLearn.org offers free and quick computer lessons on the basics. The classes offer step by step instructions and run from 5-15 minutes. Each class is broken down into smaller segments, so if you’re looking to see how to do a specific step you can skip right to it.
Classes currently include Introduction to Email, Using a PC, Using a Mac and Navigating a Website. New tutorials will be added soon! As well as being quick and free, there is no sign up or library card required; just jump right in! When you’ve finished the class you even get a certificate.
School is back is session, which means catching up with friends and…homework. Don’t panic! We have the information and tools you need to conquer your homework.
Visit The Digital Library and look under the subject list for Homework Help. Our Kids page also has its own Homework Help section. Never get stuck again!
A really good resource that doesn’t even require a library card is HomeworkLouisiana provided by the State Library. This site, powered by Tutor.com, offers live online help with homework from qualified tutors, Sunday through Thursday 2pm to 10pm. Tutors can help a range of students, from elementary school, high school, GED, college, and everyone in between. On the site you’ll also find thousands of tutorials and study guides which are available anytime.
There is also an Adult Education and Career Center that has live help available, Sunday through Thursday 10am to 10pm.
Our go-to resource for finding business and residential phone numbers nationwide is our ReferenceUSA database, but it offers so much more than just that.
It provides powerful research tools and in-depth information on businesses. These include sales figures, number of employees and management directories. With ReferenceUSA you can tailor very specific searches on businesses and consumers. You can access the database here: ReferenceUSA
Now with the ReferenceUSA app for iPad, you can also access these resources on the go. All you need is your library card.
Did you know that our database EBSCOhost now has eBooks and audiobooks? They have two collections of quality downloadable resources for you.
The EBSCOhost eBook Collection offers a wide selection of mostly non-fiction titles, for both teens and adult age groups. These books are great for homework and research, and you can access them from the comfort of home. You can read them online or check them out and download them for offline use. The EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection is a compact selection of non-fiction audiobooks covering a variety of subjects.
After downloading titles you can transfer them to a portable reader or MP3 player to take them with you. To do this, you will be prompted to create a free MyEBSCO account and it takes just a minute to set up then and you’re ready to go!
Tutorial on using EBSCOhost Ebooks
Tutorial on using EBSCOhost Audiobooks