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LOUIS Card

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

SOWELA Library is now OPEN in the Arts & Humanities Building.

The computer lab in room 152 is ready for use as are the six study rooms.

The trial for these databases is extended until September 2023.

  • EBSCO eBook Academic North American Collection
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Library Hours and Contact

Lake Charles Campus

Monday – Friday: 7:45 AM – 5:00 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

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) 335-3135

Library Staff

Khalil EL-Bathy
Library Director
(337) 421-6926
khalil.el-bathy@sowela.edu

Darren MacLennan
Technical Services Librarian
(337) 421-6927
darren.maclennan@sowela.edu

Connie Milton
Reference & Instruction Librarian
(337) 421-6928
connie.milton@sowela.edu

Holly Goodwin
Library Technician
(337) 824-4811, ext. 4656
holly.goodwin@sowela.edu

Library Location

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

Library Advisory Committee (PDF)

Library Mission (PDF)