About the Library
Welcome to the Noel Memorial Library.
The mission of the Library is to participate actively in the educational programs of LSUS by collecting, organizing, making readily available, and assisting in the use of materials by students, faculty, staff, and community through individual and group instruction.
The Noel Memorial Library opened in 1994, replacing the original library located in what is now the Technology Center. It collects materials adequate to support the University's curricula, organizes these materials, and makes them readily available. The Library currently has over 250,000 books and provides access to more than 100,000 electronic books and 60,000 electronic journals. The Library is also a select depository for United States Government Documents and receives all Louisiana State documents. The Archives and Special Collections preserve, organize, and make available primary materials relating to or originating in northwest Louisiana. The 200,000-volume James Smith Noel Collection of rare books is on permanent loan to the University.