facebook iconTwitter iconInstagram icon

Government Information

Mon.- Fri. 7:30am - 9:00pm / Sims 143 / Contact / 985-549-2027

Sims Memorial Library has been a selective depository for Louisiana state government publications since 1948, and for U.S. government publications since 1966. The Library houses several thousand books, periodicals, maps, compact disks, and videos published by state and federal agencies.  Many more government publications are available in full text online and may be accessed via links in the online catalog.

Topics covered by the collection include health care, government benefits, legislation, national parks, and many others. The collection is particularly strong in statistical information.

Federal documents issued from 1976 to the present and Louisiana documents issued from 1999 to the present can be found by searching the Library Catalog. A variety of print and electronic indexes are available in the Reference Room to assist in locating older publications.


Please note: Sims Library discontinued its Louisiana state depository status in 2016.

Collection Locations | Services | Policies
Recommended Resources | Help and Information | Staff


Collection Locations


  • Printed Government Publications - Reference Room, 2nd Floor Serials Department, 3rd Floor Bound Serials Stacks, and 4th Floor Book Stacks
  • Microform Government Publications (including Census Microfilm) - 2nd Floor Serials Department
  • Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Microfiche - 2nd Floor Serials Department
  • Audiovisual and Electronic Government Publications - 1st Floor Reference Room
  • Online Government Publications may be accessed through the Library Catalog



  • Reference Assistance
    Staff are available in the Reference Department to assist the public in locating information within the Library and in online sources. Assistance may also be requested in person, via phone, or by e-mailing the Government Information Librarian.
  • User Education
    The Government Information Librarian is happy to speak to classes, groups, or individuals about government resources. Please contact her to make an appointment.



Recommended Government Resources


Subject Bibliographies


Help and Additional Information



Name Title Phone Room
   Government Documents FDLP Coordinator