Lafayette Public Library

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The Lafayette Public Library (LPL) is the public library system serving Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.


The Lafayette Municipal Library was created by the Louisiana state government in 1942. On August 6, 1946 its doors officially opened for public use. On January 29, 1973 doors opened to the new location of the main library branch in downtown Lafayette (it remains there today). In 2002, parish voters approved a $40 million bond issue that would not only renovate the main library, but would also build four new regional branch libraries to serve the north, south, east, and west regions of the parish.[1] As of 2019, all four of these regional locations have been built and opened to the public.


At present, there are nine library locations. Four are within the city of Lafayette, and five branches are in the rest of the parish.


  1. ^ "Lafayette Public Library Timeline". Retrieved January 11, 2013.

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