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Download items from our digital library using your library card number. No library card? Register for an eCard here.

Some platforms require your library PIN number. Full access library card PIN numbers are created by the library using the first three letters of your last name in all capitals and the last five digits of your library card number. Example: BOU12345. Online Borrower Card PIN number is the last four digits of your phone number. Student or Teacher eCard PIN number is your student or teacher ID number.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded to many devices. eAudiobooks are only on cloudLibrary. Comics Plus Library Pass is available through cloudLibrary by clicking the Comics button in the app or in the Library Pass app linked below.

cloudLibrary eBooks & eAudios
Libby eBooks and eMagazines
Freading eBooks only
Comics Plus Library Pass Full Collection (see below for Kids & Teens comics collections)

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eMagazines on Libby can be downloaded to many devices. Check out our selection of titles with no holds. The New York Times can be read for free on any device from home or in the library on a computer.

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Streaming movies and TV can be downloaded to many devices from Kanopy and The Shelf. Stream Kanopy directly to your television by downloading the apps to your smart TV or device, like Roku or Fire TV. Live and pre-recorded concerts can be streamed on Medici.TV from a web browser.

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Streaming music can be downloaded to several devices. Check out and download for offline listening from Freegal. Live and pre-recorded concerts can be streamed on Medici.TV from a web browser.

Medici.TV (concerts)

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eBooks and eAudios for kids and teens can be found on cloudLibrary, Libby, and Freading as well as the digital libraries below. 

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Digital Collections Help
    • cloudLibrary 20 checkouts at a time; 10 holds at a time
      Libby 20 checkouts at a time; 10 holds at a time
      Freading 12 checkouts per week
      Freegal 5 downloads per week; unlimited streaming
      Kanopy 30 tickets per month; unlimited streaming on Kids titles
      The Shelf 5 checkouts per week
      Medici.TV unlimited streaming
    • cloudLibrary

      • 21 day checkout
      • Renewals can be placed on titles with no holds.
      • If a title doesn't have a renewal option and doesn't have a hold, simply check it out again after the loan period has ended. 


      • 21 day checkout
      • Renewals can be placed on titles with no holds.


      • 14 day checkout
      • All titles can be checked out again after the loan period has ended.
    • Yes! Every library cardholder may request up to two titles per month in cloudLibrary.

      In the cloudLibrary app:
      To request titles in cloudLibrary, use the Suggestions for Library setting. To apply the setting, follow these instructions.

      Tap the Search button at
      the bottom of the screen.

      Tap the filter icon in the top
      right corner of the screen.

      Tap Suggestions for Library
      and Save.
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      On the cloudLibrary website:
      If you are logged in to your cloudLibrary account on the website, click the Filters button and choose Suggestions for library. This setting will show titles that APL owns as well as titles that can be suggested for purchase for the collection.

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    • Libby does not have a "request" or "suggest" feature.

      The Libby website and app have a feature called the Notify Me tag. If you apply a Notify Me tag to a title in Libby, you will get an in-app notification if the library buys the title. This feature does not, however, work the same as a "Suggest" or "Request" feature. So we are unable to see specific reader requests and purchase those titles.

      You may make requests for specific eBook and eAudiobook titles in cloudLibrary. If you make requests in cloudLibrary, we will purchase titles that meet our selection policy guidelines.

    • If you're already using Libby on one device, you can use a setup code to easily copy your library cards, loans, holds, and tags in Libby to another device.

      When setting Libby up on a new device:

      1. On the "Welcome" screen, tap Yes when asked if you have a library card.
      2. Select Copy From Another Device.
      3. Retrieve a setup code from your original device. To do so, go to the Menu (symbol with three horizontal lines) > Settings > Copy To Another Device.
      4. Enter the 8-digit code on your new device.

      Watch a video about setting up Libby on another device.

    • OverDrive sunset the OverDrive app on May 1, 2023 and is focusing its efforts on the Libby website and app. The only way to access APL's OverDrive content is on Libby.

    • The Kanopy Help page has information to help you get started, including how to watch on your TV.

    • There are 3 levels of Education eCards for students and staff in Ascension Public Schools: Primary eCard, Middle/High eCard, and Teacher eCard. The library worked with Ascension Public Schools to determine which digital library resources would be made available.

      Ebooks & eAudiobooks
      cloudLibrary is available for all Education eCards with filters in place to give you titles appropriate for your age.

      Comics Plus has three different collections organized by the age of the intended audience.
      Primary eCard: Children's Library
      Middle/High eCard: Teen Library
      Teacher eCard: Complete Library

      Get 24-hour access to The New York Times here.

      Get access to current national and world news, the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, the Donaldsonville Chief, and historical news archives with Newsbank.

      Streaming Movies & TV
      Only Teacher eCards have access to streaming services like Kanopy, Medici.TV, and The Shelf.

      Online Databases & Online Learning
      All online research databases and online learning platforms are available except for Teen Health and Wellness.

      Recommended lists organized by grade level can be found here: Primary School eCard, Middle School eCard, High School eCard, Teacher eCard.