Library Services

Library Services

The Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library (LSWML) is located in the center of the Park Campus. The library was recently renovated to provide users with a variety of classroom and study spaces. Technology in the library was upgraded to ensure students and faculty have access to modern tools and resources. LSWML also serves as a resource for the New Orleans community as a designated government deposit. The library provides a collection of print and electronic resources to support the curricular, reference, research and recreational interests of students, faculty, staff and the community. The general print collection is organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System in an open-stack area on the second and third floors of the building. Patrons also have access to several thousand password protected E-books and electronic journals that may be accessed via the internet from any computer device. In addition to books and journals the library provides study rooms, gallery space, laptops, projectors and other items for patron use. Instructional training is also available to users via one on one, small group of course request. Call 286-5225 or 286-5227 when you need assistance.

A valid SUNO ID or LALINC card along with a valid State ID (plus paid fee receipt for SUNO/SUSLA students) is required to establish a library account. You must present a valid SUNO ID or LALINC card along with a valid State ID to check-out library materials and or use the library resources after an account is created.

 LALINC - Borrowing From Other Louisiana Libraries
The Library also participates in the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC). LALINC is a cooperative lending program between the public university libraries in the state of Louisiana.  Member libraries of LALINC offer certain classes of patrons, usually faculty, staff and graduate students, LALINC CALL cards.  Recipients who present these cards along with university ID, and sometimes other requirements, at other member libraries, may be issued an account to allow book borrowing privileges at that institution.  LALINC cards expire at the end of each semester.
Bibliographic Instruction - Bibliographic Instruction Outline
Library Instruction - Library One On One Instruction Form
Guidelines for Library Instruction
The Library offers classes tailored especially for your subject area and conducted by Librarians.  To request a class, please fill out the form.  A Librarian will contact you.

**Online students requiring assistance should call the library. 504.286.5225

Additional Services

I need an Interlibrary Loan

I Need to Place an Item on Reserve

I Need the Library to Purchase Materials

I Need to Reserve a Room


The University's Health Information Management Systems program is the only of its kind in the New Orleans area.