Main Library

Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 596-2570 Directions News


Although all Library buildings are closed to the public, Contactless Materials Pick-Up & Drop-Off is available at the Main Library Mondays - Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

Library Manager - Emily Painton

The Main Library, located in the Central Business District, opened in December 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is the Library's flagship location, providing the system's largest collection of popular and research sources.

The Main Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.