Hill Memorial Library: LSU Overview

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General Information

The LSU Hill Memorial Library houses the LSU Libraries Special Collections. View the Hill Special Collections Hill Memorial Visitor Information.

Resources Available

Special Collections comprises more than 200,000 volumes of published works, 10 million manuscript items, 200,000 historic photographs, 16,000 reels of newspaper microfilm, hundreds of oral histories and other diverse materials for research. See more information in the Use of Collections Policy.

Individual Collections Include:
  • The Louisiana & Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC)
  • University Archives
  • The Rare Book Collection & Associated Collections
  • The E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection
  • Associated Research Centers
  • View ALL Hill Memorial Collections & Centers

Serving LSU Students, Faculty, Staff, and the General Public

For Special Collections Staff, providing service to the University community and the public is our first and most important goal. 

Special Collections Curators welcome opportunities to give customized presentations to classes, organizations, and other groups, and encourage university faculty and graduate students to incorporate Special Collections' teaching resources into their instruction plans. Civic and social groups are also welcome. Please contact a curator to schedule a guided tour of exhibitions or introductions to the library's holdings.  

Special Collections Staff provide reference services in person and by phone. Public Services Staff also answer mail, fax, and e-mail questions, and offer assistance with questions pertaining to Special Collections' Holdings. Contact information is given below.

Many staff members who assist researchers in the reading room spend most of their time acquiring, organizing, and preserving research materials. Staff organize and preserve collections of documents and photographs so that researchers can find useful items within them. They create cataloging records and other finding aids available through the LSU online catalog, in the reading room, and on the Internet to facilitate use of the collections. In collaboration with the Louisiana Digital Library, staff digitize materials to provide remote access. Although these activities take place “behind the scenes,” they are an essential part of providing high-quality service to library patrons.

Training & Support

Ask A Librarian
Copyright & Citations Rules
Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Note: Hover over "Services" on the top of any lib.lsu.edu page for articles previously listed in the FAQ.
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Contact Information

Mailing Address: (Map & Directions)

Special Collections
Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA  70803-3300

Phone Numbers & Hours:

Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544
Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568
Fax: (225) 578-9425

Hours: https://www.lib.lsu.edu/about/hours/sc

Web Site:
Hill Memorial Library Web Site


Referenced from: LSU Libraries Special Collections.

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