Frequently Asked Questions

Checking Out/Renewing/Returning Items

Checking Out/Renewing/Returning Items

How long can I keep the material I check out?

All items can be checked out for a period of two (2) weeks. Items may be renewed a maximum of three (3) times unless there is a request on the item, or if the item is on loan from another library system (not Terrebonne).

Can I renew any materials I check out?

You may renew any items providing you have not exceeded the renewal limit (3) and no one else has put a request for 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

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?

No. If you do not have a library card, you can obtain a guest pass from a staff member.

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?

No, unfortunately, we no longer offer this service.

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

Contacting Us

What is your phone number or address?

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

Donations/Dedications

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 & Locations

Hours and Locations

What are your hours of operation?

You may view all hours by location here.

Library Cards

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, please contact the library so we can make sure all your information is the same correct. Your car will then be renewed for another two years.

How long can I keep the material I check out?

All items can be checked out for a period of two (2) weeks. Items may be renewed a maximum of three (3) times unless there is a request on the item, or if the item is on loan from another library system (not Terrebonne).

Friends of the Library

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.

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