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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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (new hours as of July 1, 2022).

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 law library has reopened fully to the public, no appointment, mask or proof of vaccination needed.

The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving; Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for Christmas; and Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2 for New Year's. Librarians will NOT be returning calls or emails on those days.

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).


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.