For Adults

Computer Help for Adults

From classes to one-on-one assistance, the New Orleans Public Library can help with your computer needs. Click here for a comprehensive list of all computer assistance services.


Events & Programs for Adults

We offer much more than just storytimes and teen events, we have a full schedule of programs and events just for Adults like a monthly Author Talk series, computer training workshops, book clubs, and much more. To check out all of our Adult programs, search our Event Listings.


E-resources & Databases

Visit our E-resources and Databases pages to find e-books, e-magazines, audiobooks, and videos.


Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections

Explore the resources of the Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections which houses information relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens and to the city of New Orleans and New Orleanians. Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South.

The Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections is also the official repository for the records of New Orleans municipal government (1769-present), and holds on deposit the pre-1927 records of the civil courts and the pre-1932 records of the criminal courts of Orleans Parish.


YMCA Educational Services (YES!) for Adults

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

YES! provides free classes in reading and language comprehension, writing, math, HiSet preparation, computer literacy, resume building, and workplace literacy.

Walk-In Computer Assistance
East New Orleans Regional Library Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 3pm
Main Library Mondays - Wednesdays from 10am - 5pm
Norman Mayer Library Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am - 3pm

High School Diploma Classes
East New Orleans Regional Library Mondays & Wednesdays from 3pm - 6:30pm
Main Library Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 4pm

Visit the YES! website here.


Adult Writing Contest Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of our Summer Fun & Reading Challenge Annual Adult Writing Contest.

We had 40 entries from participants who had to use the theme of music and incorporate at least seven of the ten words listed below:

Brass, Duet, Finale, Harmony, Improvisation, Interlude, Tempo, Unison, Symphony, Rhythm

Click each name to read their entry.

1st Place - Gilbert Estrada from the Main Library
1st Place - Taylor Girolamo from Smith Library
2nd Place - Sue Bordelon from Algiers Regional Library
2nd Place - Elias Keller from Keller Library & Community Center
3rd Place - Sarah A. Waits from Alvar Library