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Louisiana Information Sources: A Guide

Research tools for finding historical and current newspapers, journals, media, and information about Louisiana


Tulane has a robust collection of print and e-books about Louisiana and New Orleans. Below are search tips and strategies to discover and access holdings in our collections and beyond.

Find & Order Books at Tulane

Accessing Print Books in Tulane's Open Stacks

Tulane Users

Tulane users have two access options:

1. Retrieve the book yourself and bring it to the circulation desk on the 1st floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library for check-out

Use the MAP IT button to see floor and aisle information:


2. Tulane Libraries offers a pickup service for books with an open stacks location. You need to use the same Request Delivery button to page Offsite materials and have books delivered between Howard-Tilton and Matas libraries. What this video for more details and instructions:


Non-Tulane Users

Non-Tulane users can retrieve and consult open-stacks books whenever Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is open. However, you will not be able to use the pickup service or take books outside the library building. If you need to request a book from Offsite to consult in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, use the Offsite Depository Retrieval Form.

Rare Books, Journals, and Pamplets

When searching in Tulane's Library Catalog, you'll come across rare books books in closed stacks with locations like these:

 To consult these books, you will have to make an appointment with the respective archive or special collection to consult the rare item in their reading room.

If the item location starts with... ...go here for appointment information

Jones Hall

Howard-Tilton Rare Books

Tulane University Special Collections
Amistad Research Center Amistad Research Center
Latin American Library (Rare ____) The Latin American Library Special Collections
Vorhoff Collection Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Collection


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