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SOWELA Students may request a free LOUIS card in the library. The card allows students to check out material from participating academic libraries in the state.

Library News

Check out the SOWELA Library’s new Open Access search tool, CloudSource OA!

While most peer reviewed research is locked behind a paywall and Open Access (free) research is scattered across countless university and publisher websites, CloudSource OA allows you to search many of the biggest sources of Open Access research all in one place.

Select the Open Access tab above the search bar to start searching CloudSource OA. Watch this video (opens new window) for directions and tips.

Library Hours and Contact

Lake Charles Campus

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
(337) 421-6530

Lamar Salter Library

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
(337) 537-3135 ext. 2200

Morgan Smith Library

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
(337) 824-4811 ext. 4656

Oakdale Library

Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
(318) 318-335-3944 ext. 4557

Library Staff

Khalil EL-Bathy
Library Director
(337) 421-6926

Darren MacLennan
Technical Services Librarian
(337) 421-6927

Connie Milton
Reference & Instruction Librarian
(337) 421-6928

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

Library Location

Arts & Humanities Building
2000 Merganser Street
Lake Charles, LA 70616