The Noel Memorial Library provides services and resources to support classroom instruction, research, and student success. Included in these offerings are

  • Print and online research material
  • Equipment and technology for check-out (i.e. laptops, projectors, calculators, cameras, presentation remotes, etc.,)
  • Practice tests and study guides
  • Lockers for semester checkouts
  • Citation assistance and plagiarism workshops
  • Research consultations
  • Library instruction sessions and research workshops
  • Faculty collection development requests
  • Open education resource (OER) support

The Library also houses the LSUS University Archives, which maintains the LSUS Records Retention and Disposition Schedule.


or access frequently used resources below

Noel Memorial Library

One University Place
Shreveport, La 71115
318-797-5156 (fax)

Schedule in-person or online one-on-one research consultations.

Use the Chat or 24-hour FAQ service.

Access collections of scholarly content and peer reviewed articles.

Find library supported eTextbooks

See daily and weekly hours for library services.

Request material from other libraries, usually at no charge.

Starting point guides for discipline-specific library resources.

Reserve a group study room ahead of time.

James Smith Noel Collection

The Noel Collection was the life's work of Mr. James Smith Noel. It is the largest private collection of antiquarian books in the United States and is currently on permanent loan to Louisiana State University Shreveport. The collection encompasses 100+ different subject areas in such diverse fields as religion, travel literature, philosophy, science, cartography, natural history, moral instruction, curiosities, costumery, and the history of humor. The collection is particularly strong in pre-1850 European and American literature and history. These stacks are open to the public, although our materials do not circulate. Visitors are encouraged during regular business hours to use both our materials and our facilities.

Visit the J.S. Smith Noel Collection website.   

Northwest Louisiana Archives

The LSUS Northwest Louisiana Archives contains over 1,100 individual collections, including numerous important historical records and manuscripts relating to the Shreveport area, northwest Louisiana, and the lower Red River region commonly known as the Ark-La-Tex. The Archives collects, preserves, and makes available to researchers the rich and colorful heritage of this region. Approximately 23,000 linear feet of records and manuscripts, 800 maps, 200 oral histories, and over 1.5 million photographs and negatives document the history and culture of the region from its earliest settlement to the present.

Visit the NWLA Archives website.