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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Get ready to go back to school with Shreve Memorial Library!

Back to School with SML

As students in Caddo Parish and beyond return to school, we want to remind patrons to take advantage of the services and resources offered through the library. From public computers and free Wi-Fi to study rooms and online resources to assist with homework help, we have the tools to help you succeed this year!

All students in Caddo Parish have a virtual student library card, which makes using our library services and resources easier than ever. Each student in Caddo Parish now has the ability to check out up to two books or DVDs at any given time using their school ID number as their library card. The virtual student library card also provides students with access to all of our digital resources including Homework Louisiana, Overdrive, Hoopla, Flipster, and the State Library Databases.

All 21 branches of Shreve Memorial Library offer free Wi-Fi and computers for public use equipped with internet access and standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Computers are designated as either express stations limited to 15 minutes or all-purpose stations for longer use. Users must have a library card or guest pass to use the computers. In addition, patrons are able to print documents and information for a fee of 10 cents per black and white page or 40 cents per color page. Learn more about using a computer.

Several of our library branches also have study rooms available for public use. Study rooms are perfect for working on group projects, study group meetings, or just a private area to work on homework. Study rooms are available at the Atkins, Broadmoor, Cedar Grove/Line Avenue, Hamilton/South Caddo, Hollywood/Union Avenue, Main and West Shreveport Branches. Study rooms may be reserved online or booked at the library branch based on availability. Learn more about reserving a study room.

We also offer numerous online and digital resources to patrons through the library’s E-Branch. One of the most useful resources to students is Homework Louisiana, which offers free one-on-one tutoring for students of all ages.  Live tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight, and students can get assistance with math, science, language arts, test prep, and writing assignments. When live tutors are not available, students can access the SkillsCenter Resource Library that contains information on studying, test preparations and careers through a variety of worksheets, lessons and videos.

Students learning a new language may be interested in taking advantage of Pronunciator, an online program that allows users to use their computer or mobile device to learn a new language. Pronunciator offers instruction in 80 different languages. Users are able to choose their own learning path with independent and guided course options.

Visit the State Library Databases page for a complete list of online resources available.

We hope you have a great 2018-2019 school year, and don't forget to use your library to make it the best year yet!

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