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Checking Out/Renewing/Returning Items

How long can I keep the material I check out?

Books, Books on Tape and Video’s and magazines check out for 2 weeks.

Can I renew any materials I check out?

You may renew any items providing you have not exceeded the renewal limit and no one else has put a hold on these items.

Can I renew my materials without coming into the library?

You may renew library materials from outside the library in the following ways:

  • You can renew your library materials at any of the Terrebonne Parish Libraries by calling during regular business hours. You can just ask the staff to renew your item.
  • You may renew books by using our card catalog online. You can go to “My Account“, but you must know your library card and PIN in order to use this feature. If you don’t know your PIN, you will need to call your local branch.

Why can I sometimes not renew items?

If there are any requests by other patrons on your item, you will not be able to renew them. You may, however, place another request on that item once you return it.

Can I return my books to any Terrebonne Parish Library?

You may return borrowed materials to any Terrebonne Parish Library location regardless of where you checked it out.


Computers

Are there computers available to use at the library?

Yes, each of our branches has a number of computers available for the public to use.

How much does it cost to use a computer?

It’s free! That is just one of the services that we offer to our patrons. The only charge you will incur is to print out a document or purchase a external device to store your documents. Black and white printing is .10 cents and color prints are .50 cents per page. USB drives are $10.

Do I need a library card to use a computer?

Yes, you will need a valid library card that is free of any fines or overdue items. You must take care of any of these issues before the computer will allow you to sign on.

How long can I use a computer?

You may use a computer for one hour a day. Extensions may be granted on a as needed basis if there are PCs available with no other patrons waiting.

Can I checkout a computer to take home?

Yes. Each library branch has laptops available for checkout furnished by the State Library of Louisiana. Click here for the laptop lending agreement and restrictions, and the FAQs are available here. Please call your nearest branch for availability or with any questions you may have.

Can you teach me how to use a computer?

We teach a variety of computer classes at the Main library and the North branch. Click here for more information.


Contacting Us

What is your phone number or address?

You can view contact information for each library and department here.


Donations/Dedications

How can I donate a memorial book?

You may request a form from your local library, or click here for the electronic form. Once the form is complete, simply return it to your library so we can process your request. If you use the electronic form, you will be contacted about your donation amount.

How do I dedicate a book in my baby’s name?

If you would like to have a library book dedicated to your newborn, click here for our online form. Please make sure to spell everything correctly so we can spell baby’s name correctly on the book! You will receive notice from the library telling you the title of the book dedicated to your newborn and at which branch it will be located. If you have any questions, please contact us at 985-876-5861.


Hours and Locations

What are your hours of operation?

You may view all hours by location here.


Library Cards

How do I get a library card?

Patrons wishing to receive a library card should complete a library card application at any of the Terrebonne parish libraries. Adults are required to show name and address identification, Students may show school ID’s and children under the age of 15 will need a parent’s signature to complete the application process.

Can I get a card if I don’t live in Terrebonne Parish?

The library system will acknowledge borrowers from the parishes of Lafourche and St. Mary.

How much is it for my library card?

Terrebonne Parish Library borrower’s cards are free of charge for individuals who reside own property or work in Terrebonne Parish. In the event that a card is lost, a replacement card will cost $5.00

How old does my child have to be to get his/her own library card?

Children who can write their first and last names and through the age of 14 years of age, with parental or guardian approval, can apply for a library card.

How old do I have to be to get an adult library card?

Students over fifteen (15) are required to provide the name of the school they attend and to use the parents as a reference for an adult card.

What if I work offshore or travel for my job and I will be out more than two weeks?

When applying for your library card let the library staff know your working condition and we will change your status to offshore which will give you 1 month check out privileges.

How long is my library card valid?

When your library card is issued to you it will expire two years from that date. When your library card is about to expire the computer will let us know so we make sure all your information is the same and we will then renew it.

How long can I keep the material I check out?

Books, Books on Tape and Video’s and magazines check out for 2 weeks.


Who are Friends of the Library?

What is a friend of the library?

A Friend lends support to the library by promoting community use and by encouraging gifts and donations to fund projects and activities throughout the year. Learn more by going to our “Friends of the Library” page.