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Louisiana Room

The Louisiana Room is a division of Special Collections and contains the Library's collection of materials relating to the University and Louisiana. Subjects include agriculture, arts and literature, business and industry, education, history, and politics and government.

Materials include:

Most Louisiana Room materials are housed in closed stacks and are not available for public browsing, but can be requested at the Special Collections reference desk.

Published and cataloged materials can be found through the Library Catalog, while uncataloged resources, like Louisiana Documents (PDF), Louisiana Map Collection (PDF), and Vertical Files, are indexed online and can be viewed in the Louisiana Room.

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room

The Louisiana Room includes the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, where the public may browse answers to general reference questions, family histories, and Louisiana history. All materials located in Special Collections must remain inside the Reading Room and cannot be taken outside of the department.

The Reading Room also contains a microfilm reader/printer/scanner, overhead scanner, copy machine (campus departmental use only - $0.07 per copy), VCR, audio cassette tape deck, CD player, turntable, a small lounging area, exhibits, portraits, and computers for searching the catalog.

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room
Jefferson Caffery Reading Room

Contact

Special Collections
Edith Garland Dupré Library
400 E St Mary Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
Room 314
(337) 482-6031
speccoll@louisiana.edu