Livingston Parish Library is committed to serving the public while also working to ensure the safety and health of our patrons, staff, and our community. 

LPL Reopening Plan - Phase 2 (Updated as of July 20, 2020)

Livingston Parish Library will reopen its physical locations in a safe and structured manner to protect both our patrons and the staff, and reduce the chance of exposure to COVID-19 while providing maximum access to all library resources. Please see below for details of the planned phased reopening of the LPL. Please note that details of the phased reopening may be altered as new information is provided.

All library branches are open; however, patrons can still engage with the library from the comfort and safety of their homes by accessing the library's vast array of digital resources and services. The LPL Digital Library is available 24/7 and offers FREE access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, magazines, newspapers, and more. Patrons can also connect to a host of digital services that offer educational, business, and reference & research assistance using their library card. Need a library card? Livingston Parish residents can register for an eCard by completing our online registration form

  • All branches will be open to patrons beginning Monday, June 8. Occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing guidelines. 
  • In accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards' statewide mandate, masks and face coverings will be required by all patrons as of Monday, July 13.
  • Phase 2 Hours of Operation
    • Recommended hours for the vulnerable population is 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
  • Curbside service will continue at all branch locations during Phase 2.
  • Self-service printing is only available to library cardholders and guest accounts. Black and white printing (up to 20 pages) is free until the end of 2020. Faxing services are also available during Phase 2.
  • The Idea Lab located at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch will remain closed; however, 3D print services will resume at all locations. Submissions may be submitted online by utilizing the 3D printing reservation form. 3D items may be picked up at the circulation desk of the patron’s desired branch.
  • Wi-Fi services will remain available at all branches 24/7. Access to Wi-Fi has been extended to branch parking lots to better serve our patrons.
  • Virtual programs will continue on the Library’s social media platforms. 
  • Meeting and study room access at all branches will remain unavailable.
  • Library staff will not accept money. Only credit/debit card transactions will be available.
  • Outreach services will resume in a limited capacity, following strict health and safety protocols.
  • Computer Lab access will resume. Access will be limited to 30 percent capacity at each location.
    • Public computers will be available until 15 minutes before closing.
    • Usage is restricted to one hour.
    • No personal help will be provided due to social distancing protocols.
    • All computer equipment will be wiped down and sanitized between use.
    • Headphones will not be available. Patrons are asked to bring their own for use.
  • Patrons with questions and inquiries are invited to communicate with the Library by contacting their local branch via telephone, or by chatting with library staff online at www.mylpl.info or text at (225) 396-4LPL (4575).

Protective Measures

  • Acrylic sneeze guards installed at all service desks.
  • Expanded cleaning protocols and increased schedule for disinfecting high-traffic areas inside branches.
  • Protective gear worn by all staff members.
  • Hand sanitizer stations strategically placed throughout all branches.
  • Continuation of curbside service for vulnerable and at-risk patrons. Patrons may browse the LPL online catalog at www.mylpl.info or contact their branch by phone to request items for pickup.
  • Returned library items will be quarantined for a minimum of three days before being cleaned and returned to circulation.
  • Library staff will monitor the occupancy of the library and limit the number of patrons allowed inside at any given time.
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