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Library Resources & Policies

Library Mission

To support student and faculty success through access services to current resources, information literacy training, and state-of-the-art technology.

Location & Hours

The SOWELA Library & Learning Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Arts & Humanities building on the Lake Charles campus.

Library Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Access the Arts & Humanities building from Merganser Street.

SOWELA Instructional Site Libraries

The Lamar Salter, Morgan Smith, and Oakdale instructional sites each have a small collection of library books to support the academic programs at those locations.  Each of these libraries is open during the normal operating hours of its respective site.


Library Director

Khalil El-Bathy, (337) 421-6926,

Reference & Instruction

Connie Milton, (337) 421-6928,

Technical Services and Electronic Resources

Darren MacLennan, (337) 421-6927,

Morgan Smith Library

Holly Goodwin, (337) 824-4811, ext. 4656,

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