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Mardi Gras Library Hours

Mardi gras

LSU Libraries will be open limited hours this weekend in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday.  On Saturday, Middleton Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Hill Memorial Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to

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Libraries Construction Update: Feb. 4

empty shelves third floor

Starting today, February 4, the numerous empty metal shelves on the third floor of Middleton Library will be dismantled. Students should expect some noise as we make way for new construction. The fourth floor and the Music Resources Center on the second

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A Taste of History: Students in Food History Class Learn about Primary Source Research

Food is one of those historical subjects that is as much a part of the archive as it is a part of everyday life. But finding primary sources about food isn’t always a piece of cake. That’s what students in

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Southern University Class Visits Southern Review Exhibition


On January 22, members of an American Literature class from Southern University-Baton Rouge toured our exhibition, “Advancing Scholarship and Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review.” Dr. Mary Carruth and her students are currently discussing the Agrarian

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Microfilm Articles Now Available by Email


LSU Libraries has added microfilms to its Document Delivery services. Faculty, staff and graduate students can now order pdf files of Middleton Library microfilm articles for delivery by email. Requests can be made by logging on to one’s Interlibrary Loan

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Library Books Shifting

Book shelves

Library staff have been busy moving books in preparation for the Math Lab to move to the third floor of Middleton Library. Books with call numbers beginning with letters in the range P-PM are moving from the third floor to

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MLK Weekend Library Hours

Libraries Hours

LSU Libraries will be open limited hours this weekend and on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  On Sunday, Middleton Library will be open from noon until 6 p.m. and Hill Memorial Library will be closed.  The same

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LSU Libraries Receives National Recognition

:  Portrait of Rosemarie Aldometer Mather, ca. 1899, born in 1851to free people of color Jane Giddings and George Mather, all of Baton Rouge.  (Dudley Turnbull Family Papers, Mss. 2907, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections)

LSU Libraries received national recognition at the annual Book & Media Awards Ceremony at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) on Sunday. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing and Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led

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Spring 2016 E-Textbooks List Posted

LSU Libraries has updated our list of free textbooks for the Spring 2016 semester. Browse to the E-Textbooks for Students page to see the current list. More titles have been purchased and will be added to the page as they become

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Play It Forward: Donate a Musical Instrument


If you have an instrument that you haven’t touched since high school gathering dust in the attic or taking up space in that closet, bring it into the LSU Libraries for the next musical genius. Carter Music Resources of LSU

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All Floors of Middleton Library Open for 24/7 Studying for Finals

LSU0080 Students at Middleton Library

We are making way for a new math lab that will be built on the third floor of Middleton Library, and students are reporting difficulty studying there because of the noise. Quieter places to study are found on the opposite

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Teaching with Special Collections Open House


Have you considered having your class visit Hill Memorial Library but aren’t sure how to plan a visit? Are you curious about how to give your students an active learning experience with primary sources? Would you like to know more

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