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Hours & Directions to the Law Library of Louisiana

The Law Library of Louisiana is located at 400 Royal Street, in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The building is also home to the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit. 

The library is on the second floor of the building and is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on all state holidays). The library will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, December 23-24 for Christmas; Friday, December 31 and Monday, January 2 for New Year's; and Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Librarians will NOT be returning calls or emails on those days nor will the library be open for visits.

Anyone can use the library but you will need an ID and must go through a security screener. No food or beverages, or cameras are allowed (mobile devices including cellphones with cameras are allowed).

As of November 5, 2021, the Louisiana Supreme Court REQUIRES either proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test in past 72 hours OR wearing a mask for all visitors to the building, including law library patrons.


From I-10 East, take exit 235A. Continue onto Basin Street. Turn left at Conti Street. 

From I-10 West, take exit 235A. Continue onto Orleans Avenue. Turn left at Basin Street. Turn left at Conti Street. 

There is no parking lot at 400 Royal Street. You can find street parking throughout the French Quarter, but you will need to pay at the meter, which has a maximum stay of 2 hours. There are also several large pay-by-the-hour parking lots along North Peters Street (including a covered lot at Canal Place) and along Decatur Street by the Jax Brewery. If you wish to avoid driving into the Quarter, you can also take the Canal streetcar, getting off at Royal Street.