Rapides Parish Library's eBranch is designed to give you quick access to a variety of library resources that can be accessed from your browser.
Our catalog of downloadable books, audiobooks, music and video available through OverDrive. Click Here
Our catalog of downloadble audiobooks and ebooks through 3M Cloud Library. Click Here
Popular and educational ebooks provided by WorldBook Online. Click here
eSebco offers access to non-fiction and educational content aligned with Common Core State Standards. Click Here
A special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. Click Here
Tumble Book Library provides many ebooks and activities for children. Click Here
TumbleBook Cloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. Click Here
Freegal offers free downloadable music that you can keep, as well as streaming music. Click Here
Find information on topics related to current issues and events from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, and web-only content. Click Here
Rapides Parish Library customers now enjoy free access to NYTimes.com from both inside and outside the library.
Click a category in the left side to view databases that may help you find the information you need.
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
Book Collection: Nonfiction is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
Literary criticism for students and small business resources.
Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Biographies of many authors' lives and works.
Full text discussions of many authors' works and chronologies of their lives.