Library Services

Parental Consent Form


To comply with recent changes in state law as per ACT 436, beginning in January 2024, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is introducing new card types for minors, aged 0-17.

The implementation of this new set of tiered card categories will take place through June 1, 2024, at which time, all old cards will be blocked.
In order to keep your child’s current card active as a Standard Card, a Computer Use Only Card, OR as a STUDENT eCard, parents or guardians may simply fill out the form below or contact the Circulation Department at ebrplcards@ebrpl.com to indicate this approved status. No new plastic card is required.

In order to switch to either the new Restricted or Unrestricted status, parents or guardians must come in to the Library of your choice with their minor child and complete a new application; parents should present a photo ID and proof of current address to Circulation staff at that time.

Current, Standard Card—For existing patrons, this card retains the same check out policies as prior to 2024.   The Standard Card may be used to check-out print, AV, and other physical items, log in to use Library computers, and access databases within the appropriate collection, based on the age of the card holder:

Juvenile   (age 0-11)

Juvenile Collection

 

 

Tween     (age 12-14)

Juvenile Collection

Teen Collection

 

Teen        (age 15-17)

Juvenile Collection

Teen Collection

Adult Collection (except for R-Rated Movies)

 

 

Computer Use Only Card — may be used to access Library computers and database collections, either on site or remotely, within the appropriate collection—Juvenile, Tween, Teen, or Adult — based on the age of the patron.No loans of print, AV, or other physical items are allowed on a Computer Use Only Card.

Restricted Card AKA "Bookshelf" Card- may be used to check-out print, AV, and other physical items within the appropriate collection—Juvenile, Tween, or Teen—based on the age of the patron.No Computer Use, Internet or Database Access is possible with a Bookshelf Card.

Unrestricted Card AKA "Explore" Card-may be used to check-out print, AV, and other physical items within all collections, including Adult. Exception: R-rated movies are only allowed on Adult cards.