For Adults

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. The New Orleans Public Library has two YES! locations:

Main Library
Walk-in computer assistance: Mondays - Wednesdays from 10am - 4pm
High school diploma classes: Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 4pm

East New Orleans Regional Library
Walk-in computer assistance: Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 3pm
High school diploma classes: Mondays - Thursdays from 4pm - 6:30pm

Visit the YES! website here.