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 - Revised Phase 2 (Updated as of November 30, 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 branches will return to normal hours of operation beginning Monday, September 14. Occupancy will be monitored to maintain social distancing guidelines. Branch hours can be found by visiting the library’s website at www.mylpl.info/branches.
  • Curbside service will continue at all branch locations.
  • In accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards' statewide mandate, masks and face coverings will be required by all patrons as of Monday, July 13. Curbside service is provided as an alternative if one cannot wear a mask.
  • Meeting rooms at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch and Main Branch in Livingston will be made available for community and civic meetings while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Meeting rooms are limited to groups of 10 or fewer participants. Meeting rooms will be cleaned and sanitized after use.
  • Patrons may begin to use study rooms. Usage will be limited to one individual at a time. Desks and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized after use.
  • All library programs and events will continue in a virtual format on the LPL’s social media channels.
  • All previously announced library services and enhanced cleaning protocols will resume.
  • 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).

Additional Information:

  • The LPL Digital Library is available 24/7 and offers FREE access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, magazines, newspapers, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Taken by LPL

  • 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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