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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. The building is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (library patrons must exit the library by 4:20 p.m.). 

Please note: access to the Rare Book Room is by appointment only and must meet the requirements for access. Contact the Law Library Director for more information.

The library is open to everyone 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). If you are not able to access the library at the front door of the building, please call 504-310-2400.


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 typically need to pay at the meter, which has a maximum stay of 2 hours. There are a few residential areas in the French Quarter where there is no meter. 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.