About the Leonard S Washington Memorial Library

Southern University at New Orleans established the Virtual Library to provide online search capabilities, reference materials, databases, journals, and other research services to its students and faculty.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library is to preserve, house, service and continually enhance a collection of materials and offer access to electronic resources for the curricular, research, reference, recreational, and distance learning needs and interests of students, faculty, and staff of Southern University at New Orleans, of the local and wider communities. Foremost consideration is given to the vision and mission of the University as a whole to serve a community of learners connecting neighborhoods to the world and as a social change agent focusing on the development of educated and empowered individuals as a primary step in this process.

Library Policies
Copyright Policy

The Leonard S. Washington Memorial is not responsible for securing copyright permissions. Users are required to comply with the Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governing photocopying.

Collection Development

The library utilizes multiple methods for collection development. The LSWM Library adheres to the standards set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/standardslibraries.cfm .