Print Books and Serials

LaRC preserves a distinguished Louisiana library that includes possibly the finest nineteenth-century Louisiana print holdings extant.

As a comprehensive research library, we try to acquire a copy of every significant book, magazine, or journal published about our state or written by a prominent Louisiana author. We are also a Louisiana state documents depository.

All Louisiana Research Collection holdings are non-circulating, so patrons must use them in the Victor H. and Margaret G. Schiro Reading Room. However, there are often second copies of Louisiana Research Collection books and journals in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library that are usually available for check out. The Schiro Reading Room is located in Room 202, Jones Hall.

Except for a small ready-reference section in our reading room, Louisiana Research Collection holdings are preserved in closed stacks. Instead of browsing along the shelves, patrons must:

  • Find items they wish to view in the library catalog or via the Quick Search box below.
  • Fill out a request form for the items at our reading room desk.
  • We will then bring the items out to you.