Access Ancestry Library Edition from Anywhere through March

June 10th, 2020

Access Ancestry Library Edition from Anywhere through March


Access thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information from anywhere this month. Library Edition is normally only available in Library locations but is remotely accessible through March 31, 2021. Click here to get started. You will need a New Orleans Public Library card to access Ancestry Library Edition. Need a Library card? Click here.

Other News

Virtually Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Year

Celebrate Dr. King's legacy as a social justice activist and learn how you can be active in social justice today. This innovative program will highlight Bryan Lee, founder of Colloqate Designs, Sophia Rabinovitz, artistic director of Artivism Dance, and Nicole Deggins from Sista Midwife Productions and their work as advocates... (More)

“Nix Library is a Very Special Place"

Almost a century ago, James, Ralph, and John Nix donated their family’s lot at the corner of Willow Street and Carrollton Avenue to the City of New Orleans in order to build a library in memory of their parents. Learn about Nix Library's past, present, and future in our latest... (More)

Calling all Orleans Parish Students!

Make your mark this Black History Month by entering the annual New Orleans Public Library Black History Month Art Contest. This year’s contest theme is NEW ORLEANS ACTIVISTS AND ACTIVISM
Celebrate historical activists like Ruby Bridges and Oretha Castle Haley, activism that took place in New Orleans, such as the... (More)

Virtual Library Program Provides Sense of Community During Pandemic

When Patricia Austin stumbled across an article in August about a virtual creative writing workshop being offered for free by the Library, she was intrigued and excited. Read her story and learn about the program here. Has the Library made an impact in your life? Tell us how at (More)

Alvar Library: A Fixture of the Community since 1940

Deep in the Bywater neighborhood, nestled between the Mississippi River and St. Claude Avenue, sits Alvar Library. Built in 1940 and often noted for its Art Deco details and Works Progress Administration roots, this tiny one-room Library stands out in history for another reason: a dedicated community that refuses to... (More)