The Rapides Parish Main Library Reference Department aims to answer questions from customers.

How to ask reference staff a question:

  • Visit the Reference Department at 411 Washington St. Alexandria, LA 71301
  • Call 318-445-2411 x 1030
  • E-mail at
  • Text message at 318-284-(TXT2) or 318-284-8982
    * If you have a limited data plan, texting may incur additional charges to your phone.
  • Via live chat when staff members are available.

We are currently closed or all our reference staff are busy, however, you can still e-mail your question to this address: