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If you have an email address associated with your library account, go to the Catalog and look under "My Account" for the link to "Forgot your PIN?" Follow those instructions to retrieve your PIN number.
You can contact our E-Branch Manager at 318-226-4784 for help getting your PIN. You can also call your branch of Shreve Memorial Library.
Many of our branches offer classes to help you get started learning how to use our digital services. Check out our Computer Classes page for information on upcoming classes.
We also offer online tutorials that have everything you need to know. You can find them on our Shreve Memorial Library Academy.
Yes, it is possible to connect your computer or tablet to your television if you have the appropriate connections or devices. Newer TVs should have an HDMI port, and using an HDMI cable you can connect your computer to your TV. If you have an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, you can use a tablet to stream to your TV.
If you have an Apple TV, Fire TV, or Roku, you can now download the Hoopla app for those devices and stream items borrowed from your Hoopla account.
Yes! The State Library Database page, called the Louisiana Library Connection, is the one-stop shop for all our online resources. On that page, you can see the resources available from Shreve Memorial Library and those available through the State Library of Louisiana. To use the resources on the site you will have to enter your Shreve Memorial Library card number.
Shreve Memorial Library works with these companies to provide library patrons with digital and downloadable content. The companies license the items that library cardholders can borrow using their Shreve Memorial Library card. Overdrive has e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video. Flipster is for magazines, and Hoopla has movies, music, TV shows, audiobooks, e-books, and comics. You sign in and use each separate service in a different way, but for most of them you will need your library card number and PIN.
Call your local branch to speak with a library staff member. You can also use our Ask a Librarian service to chat with a librarian, send a text message, or email.
Anyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns land in Caddo Parish may register for a library card. Active Barksdale military personnel (including spouses and children) may also register. To register online, visit our online catalog and click on the My Account link at the top of the page. When the box opens, click on the green "Register" link. Fill out the online registration form.
When you complete the form, stop by any branch with your ID to receive your card.
You can search the library by visiting our online catalog. You can also find information about our online resources on our E-Books & More page.
You should receive your PIN when you first register for your library card. If you do not know your PIN, call any branch of the library and verify your account information to get your PIN. You can also email email@example.com to get your PIN number.
You can also get your PIN online if you have an email address associated with your library card. Visit our online catalog, click My Account and then click Forgot Your PIN? to reset your PIN number through your email.
Visit our All Locations and Hours page to see our hours and branches.
You can also find the hours on the individual Branch pages. Go to Branches in the top menu and then click on the branch name to see when that library is open. See all our branches and hours.
You can place holds, renew items, and check your account in our online catalog. To access your account, click on My Account and enter your library card number and PIN, and then click Log in. If you do not know your PIN, view the Get my PIN page.
Items may be renewed at any time on or before the due date by telephone, in person, or using the online catalog provided there are no requests on the item.
To renew items online, visit our online catalog, then:
Once you renew the items, you will see the new due date listed.
Available jobs are listed on the Employment page. You can apply for library jobs using the instructions on that page. Find the link under About Us in the top menu.
Black and White Copies and Prints
$.10 cents per page
Color Copies and Prints
$.40 cents per page
Faxes, Sending and Receiving
$.10 per page
If you need assistance in following these steps, please ask library staff for help.
To reserve a room at the library, you must have a Meeting Room Policy form on file at the location where you reserve the room. This form must be renewed annually at each branch where you want to reserve a meeting or study room. The individual presenting the form must have a valid ID when submitting the form. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and may be booked up to 90 days in advance.
To see what branches have meeting and study rooms, visit the Meeting/Study Room page. You can also click on the branch page and find the link for "Reserve a Room" on the right-hand side. If you have a form on file for the branch where you want to reserve a room, you can create an account on our website and put in reservation requests. You can do this by finding the room you want to reserve and clicking the Request Reservation button. You will receive an email confirming your request.
You can also call the branch where you want to reserve a room and a staff member will assist you.
Join the Friends of Shreve Memorial Library
One of the best ways to help support your library is to become a Friend of the Shreve Memorial Library. Visit the Friends website to learn more and to get a copy of the printable membership form.
The Friends of SML sponsor annual book sales held downstairs at the Main Branch, 424 Texas Street, and hold special book sales at other times during the year. To prepare for these book sales, Friends and volunteers participate in work mornings on the second Saturdays throughout the year.
We usually post notice of upcoming book sales about a month in advance on the library's home page.
Materials for the book sales come largely from patron donations. If you would like to donate materials for the book sales, drop them off at your local branch.
Visit the Friends of the Shreve Memorial Library site to learn more about volunteering for the Friends book sale and work days.
To volunteer at your local branch, speak with the staff and request a copy of the volunteer form. Volunteers will have to complete a background check and drug screening before volunteering at the branch.
If an item is checked out to someone else, or is available at another branch, you may place a hold on the item and have it delivered to your local branch when it is available.
You can borrow e-books from the library by visiting either Overdrive or Hoopla. Shreve Memorial Library subscribes to both of these services that offer e-books, as well as other digital resources.If you want more help using these resources, visit our E-Branch page.
If you are using a public access computer at the library, simply type in an address in the web browser to go to a new page from the library's home page. If you are trying to go to Google, Yahoo, or Facebook, type in the bar at the top of the screen to search for those pages.
In other words, public records are any documentary materials without regard to their physical form or characteristics, which were used, are being used, or which were retained for use by a “Public Body.”
In the 21st century, this includes not only traditional paper records, but also digital records, including email, websites, social media sites, text messages, databases, and digital video, audio, and photograph files.
Although this provision does not constitute an absolute guarantee, in most instances there is indeed a constitutional right to review these documents.
Section 4.1 of Title 44 was added by Act 882 of 2001, consolidating all exceptions not already included in the Title, referencing appropriate sections from the entire RS.
Finally, Section 13 of Title 44 specifically exempts records of library use and registration and these records are never disclosed by Shreve Memorial Library except when required by subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal action.
Any person over 18 has the right to inspect and copy a public record that is not exempt from examination, with the custodian bearing the burden of proof that the record is ineligible for inspection.
Requests to inspect, copy, or otherwise reproduce a public record may be made in person or in writing.
In addition, in the interest of transparency and open access to information, Shreve Memorial Library policy has waived the age requirement for accessing library records, making this option available to everyone.
For written requests, the Shreve Memorial Library requires at least one form of contact information, as well as a specific description of the requested records.
If a record is immediately available and is not actively in use, it must be presented upon request. If a record is not immediately available, it must be made available within three (3) days. If a record is absent from the office, the custodian must certify to the requestor the reason for the absence, current location, individual in possession of the record, and when it was removed from the care of the custodian. The certificate must include detailed answers to any questions posed by the applicant (LA RS 44:34).
If a request is made for a record that may be exempt from inspection, the custodian must made a determination, notifying the applicant in writing within 72 hours of the request.
Section 37 provides that if a custodian or other person hinders a requestor attempting to inspect a public record, that individual shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for the first offense, and shall be put in jail for not less than one month nor more than six (6) months. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the fine increases to not less than $250 up to $2,000 with a jail term from two to six months.
Title 14, Section 132 and 133, provides that whoever commits the crime of first degree injuring public records or filing false public records shall be imprisoned for not more than five (5) years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $5,000. The crime of second degree injuring public records carries an imprisonment term of not more than one (1) year with or without hard labor and/or fines not to exceed $1,000.
Book, DVD, music CD, and Audio Book donations can be dropped off at any branch of SML.