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Mission, Values and History


The State Library of Louisiana inspires and supports literacy and lifelong learning for all Louisianans through access to information, strengthening communities, supporting exceptional library services, and preserving Louisiana’s heritage.

The State Library of Louisiana, its Board of Commissioners and staff value:

  • Equal access to information for all citizens,
  • The literary and cultural heritage of Louisiana,
  • Intellectual freedom, and
  • Reading

History of the State Library, 1925-1950
History of the State Library, 1950-1975