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State Library of Louisiana

  • 701 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 342-0500

The State Library of Louisiana is open normal business hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Thursday. Beginning Monday, September 21, the State Library will enter Phase 3:

  • The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors will be open.
  • Circulation and Reference staff will be available at the Front Desk.
  • The 5th Floor Desk (Louisiana) will be open by appointment.
  • Computer use is limited to the first floor.

    *All visitors to state buildings are required to submit to a temperature check upon entry and must wear a face covering in the building.

    The State Library of Louisiana is one of five agencies of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, which falls under the auspices of the Louisiana Lt. Governor's office.

    In 1920, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Library Commission, a forerunner of the State Library of Louisiana. In 1925, the Commission joined with the great philanthropic Carnegie Corporation to create a network of libraries across the state. Three-quarters of a century later, Louisiana boasts public libraries in each of its 64 parishes. The State Library provides Louisianans access to more than eleven million items through its own excellent collection and electronic resources combined with a statewide online lending network of public libraries, and remains committed to creating ever-increasing opportunities for citizens to experience the value of libraries and reading.

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    • ADA Compliant:
      • Yes