We have compiled reading lists, programs, and resources for all ages regarding anti-racism, systemic oppression, implicit bias, social justice, and how to be a better ally to people of color.
As outlined in our Equity Statement, the Library is committed to providing equitable access to our resources and cultivating an equitable environment for both patrons and staff. The Library unequivocally condemns acts of racism, hatred, and violence, and stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans released by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Did you know you can access free streaming movies, online homework help, e-Books and audiobooks, virtual storytimes, genealogy resources, downloadable music, online language learning, magazines and newspapers, and so much more from any place at any time? All of this is available, just FOR YOU.
The Library impacts individuals every day in big and small ways. For Georgia, a Brazilian woman who moved to New Orleans in 2018, the Library provides solace, safety, and educational opportunity. Read her story here and learn more about Career Online High School at cohs.nolalibrary.org.
A limited number of 45-Minute In-Library Sessions are now available. Reservations are required for each 45-minute session. A face covering/mask is required while inside the Library. Additional information, including available and unavailable Library services, can be found on the In-Library Sessions webpages. Our Contactless Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service will continue to be offered at all locations.