Our Triumphant Return!

It’s been a minute, but we’re coming back, and we’re so pleased to provide you with the library services you know and love. Here’s the sitch:

Phase One

  • Telephone assistance will be expanded to all 14 locations from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2-6 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Patrons may call the Library location of their choice to reserve new books and A/V materials for pickup, get assistance accessing Library databases and online resources in the Digital Library, consult staff for reader’s advisory service, discuss their accounts, obtain a computer-use-only card if needed, and more.
  • Wi-Fi will remain available outside all 14 locations from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.
  • The Digital Library is always open 24/7 at ebrpl.com

Will you be able to check out and return books, DVDs, and everything else? Very soon! Starting on Wednesday, May 20th, you can pick up holds through the drive-through windows at the Fairwood Branch and the Main Library on Goodwood or through curbside pickup at all of our other branches.

Can you browse the library’s collection? Because we’re not currently open to patrons, you’ll have to put all of your items on hold to pick up, rather than browsing our physical displays. If you’re looking for something to read and you’re not sure what you want, here are some great infoguides and resources:

Can you use the library computers? Not yet – we’re working on making the library’s physical spaces safer for patrons and staff, which includes things like rearranging furniture to allow for social distancing, installing sneeze guards, and finalizing procedures on how and when to clean publically used items like computers and printers. We’ll reopen to patrons at a reduced capacity in Phase 2.

This is an evolving situation for us and for you. We’ll update you frequently on our status, and we’ll open our community spaces back up as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay well, Baton Rouge!

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