Library Offers Access to Free Education and Career Assistance


Improving basic skills, passing a career licensing exam, achieving a high school equivalency credential, and preparing for college admissions tests just got easier with this extensive collection of digital resources available through the Natchitoches Parish Library(NPL); all you need is your library card!

“Libraries help change lives every day. LearningExpress Library is a powerful resource that gives them the tools to meet the critical needs in their communities.” says Kheil McIntyre, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at LearningExpress, an EBSCO company. “Our products have helped millions of people improve their academic skills, achieve educational goals, prepare for careers, and successfully enter the job market.”

LearningExpress Library includes more than 1,000 resources. Patrons can learn about careers and prepare for occupational licensing exams in allied health, civil service, law enforcement, nursing, teaching, and other top fields.

There’s also academic skill building, covering reading, writing, and math skills, for students and adults. From grade-school to college, there are resources to help people with their studies. There are even Spanish-language resources!

College-bound students can practice for Advanced Placement (AP®), college admissions, college placement, and graduate school exams. Patrons also gain access to test prep for the WorkKeys® Assessments and the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests, and much more. The resources include interactive tutorials, practice tests and exercises, and more than 200 downloadable eBooks.

LearningExpress Library resources are available free-of-charge to residents of Natchitoches Parish, at, under “Resoures & E-Materials,” then “Online Databases.” For help accessing or using this database, the NPL may be contacted at 318-357-3280.