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Electronic Services

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is at the forefront of eServices for the public. We are happy to offer these FREE services listed below. If you have any suggestions please contact Eileen R. Kontrovitz, Head of the IT Department. Click the logo for the link.

 

 

 

 
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Vist the OPPL online Bookstore!

The latest books, eBooks, Acoustik audiobooks, music & movies - all at a discount delivered to your door!

 

 
Android Android device app. You asked for it and now it's here. Just go the the Play Store and download the OPPL iLibrary app - FREE. Search, renew, place holds, view your reading history, and more. It even has your barcode so you can checkout with using it at any branch.
 
AddThis AddThis. The #1 bookmarking and sharing. An easy way for visitors to bookmark and share our content to their favorite social destinations.
 
iPhone App. OPPL! There's an App for That! Get our FREE iPhone App. The App is fully functional in our OPAC. You can search and put a hold on any item. You can check your account. You can renew items you have checked out, just to name a few of the things you can do. Search the iTunes store for Ouachita Parish Public Library .
 
iPad App. If you like the iPhone App you'll love the iPad App. All of the same wonderful functionality in a bigger format. Get it right from your iPad.
 

MobilePAC. Don't have an iPhone or iPad? Now you can get the same functionality with any smartphone*. MobilePAC is sized to fit the screens of smartphones. You can search, log into your account and see your items, fines, etc. You can renew, place holds, and see your reading history. From your phone browser go to http://catalog.oplib.org/mobile
*Some Blackberry phones do not work but a fix is on the way.

 
newBB BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers. It includes reviews, previews, backstories, author interviews, reading guides, book clubs and much more. With OPPL's subscription you can get the full BookBrowse newsletter for FREE! Click on the image and sign up. It's FREE!
 

Gale Cengage App. Get reference anytime, anywhere with the apps from the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks. Follow the link on the left or visit the App Store for your iPhone or iPad app!

Also available for Android!

 
Downloadable eBooks and more from OverDrive. eBooks, audiobooks, and videos 24x7 from our new service. Dozens of new items delivered right to your home computer and ready to put on a compatable eBook reader. Follow the link on the icon for complete information. OverDrive has free apps for iPhones and iPads, and most other devices. Download directly to your device!!
 
Facebook Notifications.Now you can have you library notices sent to your Facebook account. Just create a Facebook email address and put that into your on-line account in the library OPAC. Click here for complete instructions.
 
freegal Freegal Music. Freegal is a free music download service. Over 3 million songs are available for you to download and KEEP! All you need is a library card in good standing - no fines or fees! Click here for instructions.
 
Google Book Search
Google Book Search
 
  LA Practice DrivingTests. Learning how to drive? FREE LA practice tests of all kinds are available with just a library card and a click on the icon. Permit practice tests, LA fines and limits test, LA Road signs practice test, downloadable LA drivers manuals and more!
 
Live Homework Help. Get homework help with a LIVE tutor at the other end. Use any computer either at home or in any branch of the library to get real homework help in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. You MUST be a resident of Ouachita Parish and have a library card or special access number to use this service. Sun.-Thurs. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
 
LearningExpressLibrary. Provides learning centers on K-College, GED, Software, Job Search & Workplace skills, US Citizenship, Computer & Internet Basics, and more. Each of the learning centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and more. It's never too late to learn and here you can learn at your own pace. All you need is a library card!
 

LearnSurge. LearnSurge offers live and on-demand web-based programs directly to you. When you connect to LearnSurge you can either sign up for upcoming webinars or replay previous webinars OPPL has subscribed to. Topics will include technology, self-empowerment, parenting, personal finace, and much more.

 
LibraryElf. Having trouble keeping track of your family's library materials and their due dates? Let Library Elf track your stuff. LibraryElf will combine library records from everyone in the family and email you when items are due or ready for pickup. Visit the site to sign up and see the other great features! OPPL is a subscriber library. Now with a new mobile app! See our News page for more information.
 
Literature-Map. Literature-Map helps you find other authors you might like in a visual format. Just type in the name of an author you like to read, click continue and you will get a visual map of other authors who write the same type of book.
 
Louisiana Library Connection.. LLC is the place to go for the statewide databases provided by the State Library of Louisiana. Here you can find the Auto Repair Ref. Center, Britannica eBooks, Business Searching Interface, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCO Host, LA Digital Library, just to name a few. You will also find links to the database provided by Ouachita Parish Public Library. Take a look!
 
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MyLibraryBookstore. Buy books, movies, and music at a discount and have them delivered right to your door and help the library too. A small portion of each purchase is given to the library.
 
NextReads. A newsletter service that makes reading suggestions based on subject catagories YOU choose. You will get a monthly newsletter sent to your email address on every subject you choose. Get the latest and greatest suggestions!
   
Online Book Club. So many books, so little time. For all those busy people OPPL has a new service: an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically. Each day, Monday through Friday, the library emails subscribers two or three chapters of a book that takes about 5-minutes to read. Then you can decide if you want to check out the book or put it on hold.
   
NEW! You can now use your credit card to pay your fines and fees, and even make a donation to the library through our Catalog. Just follow the link to the catalog from our web page, click the Patron Account tab, log in with your library card number and PIN and click the fines and fees tab and hit Pay fines now! Simple, easy, and safe.
   

Text A Librarian. Text any question to us and we'll text the answer back. Follow the link on the icon to the left for complete instructions.

Be sure to sign up for SMS messages to get the latest emergency closings and special events announcements.

   
TumbleBooks. Interactive children's books, games, and puzzles. Requires Flash. To download Flash click HERE. (Grades K-4)
   
AudioBookCloud. Your online audio book collection of streaming audio books. It delivers high quality recordings of some of the most popular books in the world right to your home computer - no checkouts, no due dates, nothing to return. You can even bookmark your place and come back later to listen. (Children to adult)
   
TumbleBookCloud. An online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books for middle and high school teens and adults.. All with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection. Included are videos from National Geographic, lesson plans, plot summaries, character sketches, and. online quizzes.(Grades 6-12)
   
TumbleBookCloud Junior. An online collection of over 600 ebooks, graphci novels, educational videos, and audio books for children who are past the picture book stage.. All with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection. Included are videos from National Geographic, lesson plans, plot summaries, character sketches, and. online quizzes. (Grades 3-8)
   
WB World Book on the Web: Choose from 6 different World Book Products, including Reference Center, For Kids, Timelines, and more! The world is at your fingertips with World Book!
   
Wowbrary. Sign up for a weekly newsletter or RSS feed of new items at the library. Included are books, DVDs, CDs, and a link to Amazon that will allow you to purchase an item and have a small amount go to the library.
   
wall OPPL YA Book blog. Book reviews, book trailers, and more. Welcome to the Ouachita Parish Public Library YA Blog! This is an online blog where the OPPL YA staff can communicate with teens about new books, book reviews, programs, website suggestions, resources, and other stuff for teens at the library. Click on your branch to the right and see what's going on!
   
Zinio. A new free service that allows patrons to select from dozens of magazines, then download and keep them! All you need is a library card in good standing, no fines, fees or blocks!
   

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