University Library


University Library

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

Library Commons

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

The University Library is a two-building complex centrally located on campus.  Collections are housed at 5329 Didesse Drive.  Student computers and study rooms are also available at this location.  Additional computers and study space, as well as a lounge, a kitchen area and rooms for collaborative work, can be found next door at the Library Commons, 5339 Didesse Drive.

To support the University’s educational, research and public service programs, the Library acquires, catalogs, and maintains materials representing practically every field of knowledge, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.  The Library's collections and services reflect both the curricula and the general information needs of the academic community. 

The Library offers:

  • A large collection of print and electronic books, covering a wide variety of topics. Electronic books may be “checked out” on a computer or wireless device;
  • A collection of academic periodical subscriptions in print, with access to thousands of additional titles through electronic resources, to support academic research;
  • An audio visual collection;
  • An extensive electronic resource collection, including databases from EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest and more; 
  • A collection of reference materials in print and online, including a reserve collection of faculty-selected readings and course textbooks;
  • An interlibrary loan & document delivery service that draws from resources nationally;
  • Reference and library assistance by phone, email or instant message;
  • Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software, photocopiers, and printers;
  • Wireless access to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University network; and
  • Group study rooms; and
  • A supply vending machine with scantron forms.

Hours of operation are listed above.  During holidays, over the summer and between semesters, hours may vary.
For verification, please see the library page on the University’s website or call the library at (225) 768-1730.


Students enrolled in distance education programs and courses have the same library privileges as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs and courses as presented in this catalog.