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Hours and Location

State Library of Louisiana

Physical Address:
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5345

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 131
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0131

Hours of Operation:
Due to budget and staffing constraints, the State Library has changed its walk-in service hours to:

Monday–Thursday, 8:00am–4:30pm. Closed to walk-in traffic on Fridays.

We will accept phone calls and emails on Fridays from 8:00am–4:30pm.

Closed on official State holidays

24/7/365:
Reference questions may be submitted online using the Ask-a-Librarian service.

Phone:
(225) 342-4913 (Voice)
(225) 219-4804 (Fax)

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Directions

From the East (New Orleans):

Take I-10 west to the I-10 / I-110 split (the Mississippi River Bridge exit). Stay on I-110 (to the right, going towards north Baton Rouge). Take the North Street exit (left exit). Go through the light at the bottom of the exit, and continue down North Street, taking a right at North 4th Street.

 

From the West (Lafayette / Lake Charles):

Take I-10 east into Baton Rouge. After you cross the Mississippi River Bridge, stay in the left lane, taking I-110 going towards north Baton Rouge. Take the North Street exit (left exit). Go through the light at the bottom of the exit, and continue down North Street, taking a right at North 4th Street.

 

From North Baton Rouge (from the airport):

Take I-110 south. Take the Ninth Street exit (right exit). Go straight through the first light (Spanish Town Road). Take a right at the next light which is North Street, and continue down North Street, taking a right at North 4th Street.

 

Parking

A mix of free and metered parking is available across from the library on 4th Street and on Spanish Town Road. Visitors with handicap permits may park for free in the lot between the Iberville Building and the State Library; access is from North 3rd Street.

The LaSalle Parking Garage is open for State employees only; a State ID badge is required to enter and exit.

All visitors can park in the Welcome Center Parking Garage.  The entrance is located on the corner of River Road and Lafayette Street.  Tickets are issued upon entrance to the garage and may be validated at the State Library circulation desk.