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Using The LSU Law Library Archives

An introduction to the unique holdings and policies of the LSU Law Library Archival Collections and a beginner's guide to archival research.

How To Request to See Archival Materials

After you have found the items you would like to see, contact to set up an appointment with the archivist.

When contacting the archives, please include as much information as possible about which items you are interested in. For example, please list the Collection Name, Folder Name(s), Box Number(s), and Folder Number(s).

The archives room is not open to browsing. Archival materials can not be checked out. Appointments must be made with the archivist a minimum of 24 hours in advance. 

Appointments with the archivist are available between 9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding university holidays). The archives close at 4:30p.m. To make an appointment please contact

The library has a small office space on the first first floor available for those conducting archival research.

If you are out of town, please email the archivist to see how we can best meet your research needs.

To make a request to include materials from the archives in your publication, please email

How Long Does It Take To Retrieve An Item?

Most items can be accessed within 24 hours of the initial request. It is possible to walk in and request materials, but you may have to wait (and the speed at which your request is answered will be dependent on the work load of the library at the time of your visit). For these reasons, we strongly advise you to submit a request via phone or email before your visit and allow up to 24 hours for a response.

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