The library underscores its commitment to provide free basic library services to its citizens of Bossier Parish. This policy sets forth fees associated for value-added services for photocopies, printing, and faxes. These fees help the library defray costs, conserve resources, and ensure equity-of-access standards.

Printing & Copying

It is the library’s objective to provide easily accessible information that meets the patrons’ needs. They may use copy machines to photocopy information from Library materials. Patrons may also print or copy personal materials and may be allowed to use their own paper at the discretion of staff. Fees still apply when using own paper.

Faxing

This service is provided to offer increased convenience to patrons who need to retrieve and deliver documents quickly. When materials must be faxed between branches, it is difficult to determine in advance whether the information meets the patron’s need. For this reason, the library does not charge for faxed information when the patron in the receiving branch evaluates its usefulness and returns the material to the desk. The library will not fax copies of materials for which contractual agreements prohibit photocopying. Faxing may not be available at all locations.

Scanning

Scanning of personal documents to a USB flash drive or to an email address is provided free of charge. To ensure fair and equitable access to this service, patrons:

  • Must provide their own USB flash drive
  • Are allowed two (2) scans per patron per day
  • Are allowed a maximum of 30 pages total
  • Must type in the address if scanning to an email address (scanning to an email address is not available at all library locations)

Fees

  • Photocopying or computer printing in 10¢ per page; regardless of whether it is a black and white or color copy.
  • Sending faxes is $1.00 for every 20 pages.
  • Receiving faxes is 10¢ per page.
  • There is no fee for scanning services.

Acceptable Payment Methods

The library accepts payment in cash or personal check. Checks will be accepted for the exact amount of fines and/or fees only. Patrons must have a current library card in good standing with correct name, address, and telephone number, and a picture ID to be able to use a check as a payment method. 

Checks are accepted only in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must have a valid, nine-digit bank routing number (ABA code) MICR-encoded and the account number on the bottom of the check. The library cannot accept starter checks or checks with names and/or addresses handwritten or typed in.

A valid, legal form of photo identification must be provided for verification purposes.

Charges for the amount of original payment will be added back to a patron’s account when a check is returned from the bank for any reason. Borrowing and other library privileges may be suspended until payment is made to the library in accordance with this policy.

Bossier Parish Library reserves the right to refuse a check as a payment method if a previous check has been returned unpaid.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Haughton Library Branch" group.

Jackbox Games

3:30pm - 4:30pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Haughton Library Branch
Room: Haughton Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Crafts, DIY, & Games
Event Details:
Games on your tablet or smartphone in the library ...
This event is in the "Central Library" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Tween & Teen Edition

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tween (Middle School), Teen (High School)
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Conference Room
Age Group: Tween (Middle School), Teen (High School)
Program Type: Crafts, DIY, & Games
Event Details:
Join us for monster of the week. Beginners and experts are welcome. ...
This event is in the "Plain Dealing Library Branch" group.

Coffee and Convo!

9:00am - 5:00pm
Adult
Library Branch: Plain Dealing Library Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Engagement & Outreach, Food, Health & Sciences
Event Details:
Celebrate and visit the library for National Coffee Day. We will have a fun and festive coffee bar, jazz music, and a chance to win a door prize. Come for coffee and fellowship! Adults only. ...
This event is in the "Plain Dealing Library Branch" group.

Chair Exercise

10:00am - 10:45am
Adult
Library Branch: Plain Dealing Library Branch
Room: Plain Dealing Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Food, Health & Sciences
Event Details:
Join us for our Chair Exercise program Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am for adults. No registration is required. ...
This event is in the "History Center" group.

Genealogy SOS

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult
Open
Registration
Library Branch: History Center
Room: History Center Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Have you hit a brick wall in your genealogy searching? Are you unsure of the best way to look for ancestors in your family tree? Bring your questions to our History Center staff during our Genealogy SOS hours!  Remember that our History Cente...
This event is in the "History Center" group.

Central Paint Night

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Adult
Open
Registration
Library Branch: History Center
Room: History Center Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Join us at Central to create art. Beginners and pros alike are welcome! All materials will be supplied, and refreshments will be served. ...