The materials in the general collection are located on the third and fourth floors of the Library. This collection is designed to serve the needs of state government and to supplement the holdings of the state’s public, school, institutional and special libraries in support of the informational and recreational needs of Louisiana residents.
The general collection covers the broadest spectrum of subject matter and strives to represent the best authorities in all fields and to present a balance of differing points of view on controversial issues. While books comprise the majority of the collection, magazines, newspapers, federal government publications, microform and electronic resources are also included.
All materials in the general collection are listed in the library’s online catalog and most may be borrowed.
Special materials in the general collection include:
The general collection does not include: