Books, eBooks, Databases, & Links

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Online Catalog

Browse what's on our shelves

My Account

Patron Record information

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Digital Catalog

Our catalog of downloadable books, audiobooks, music and video.

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3M Cloud Library

Rapides Parish Library now has additional eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library. Follow this link and check the "How It Works" tab to learn more.

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RB Digital

Premier cover-to-cover digital editions of your favorite magazines.

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Patrons of Rapides Parish Library can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

thumbnail image for page is a website with more than 3,000 courses and more than 130,000 videos from web design, education and media production to business. Starting in 2018, Rapides Parish Library customers get access to this resource for free!

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Rapides Parish Library offers a number of book related newsletters to our customers.

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Book Lists

Wondering what to read next? Here are lists of books that meet different criteria. Find your next good read, or plan your book club for the next year.

Online Media Collection

The Rapides Parish Library has received the permission of several speakers and presenter to make a recording of their presentations available online.

InterLibrary Loans

If we don't have the book you're looking for you still have several options, one of which is to see if we can obtain the book from another library for you.

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Reference Service

You can ask our reference staff questions. If a staff member is available, you will have the chance to ask your question and get a live response. If not, you will be given the opportunity to e-mail your question to our staff and they will help you as soon as they are able.

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Freegal now available from the Rapides Parish LIbrary

Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card and a PIN (available from the circulation desk of your nearest Rapides Parish Library location). Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.

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LibraryElf helps you manage your checkouts and holds and keeps you informed about the status of your items.

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eSebco offers access to non-fiction and educational content aligned with Common Core State Standards.

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Gareth Stevens Interactive Library

For the past 30+ years, Gareth Stevens Publishing has focused on high-interest nonfiction titles aligned to meet curriculum objectives for grades Pre-K through 8.

Obituary Database

The obituary database is a repository of obituary information from the Alexandria Daily town Talk. For Assistance obtaining a copy of a obituary or for more information about the obituary database please contact our reference department at 318.445.2411 ext 1032

3D Printing

Rapides Parish Library now accepts .STL files from the public for our 3D Printer. You can submit your file through our website and we will contact you when the item is ready for pickup. There is a $1 fee per item.

3d Printing: Before You Get Started

A few things you’ll need to know before you get started! The 3D printers can be used with basic knowledge of Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD). 3D designs may come from the following FREE web-based applications.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.


Rapides Parish Library has partnered with Envisionware to bring you PrinterOn a unique solution that lets you submit print jobs from any location to pick up at the library within 48 hours.

New York Times

Rapides Parish Library customers now have access to the online version of the New York Times for free both inside and outside the library.

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We are excited to announce hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!

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Enjoy over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku with Kanopy