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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).

***PLEASE NOTE that due to COVID-19 precautions, the Library is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Fill out this form and return to or call 504-310-2400 (toll free in LA only at 800-820-3038) to make an appointment (24 hours notice required; masks and social distancing required and enforced; visitors to the library CANNOT visit other offices while in the building without making appointments for the other offices as well, Security will escort you from the building if you try and visit another office).

DUE TO LOSS OF POWER AND DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IDA, THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20TH, AT THE EARLIEST. PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN TO SEE IF WE HAVE RE-OPENED FOR APPOINTMENTS!  In the meantime, you can reach us for reference assistance at or 504-310-2400 (toll free in LA only at 800-820-3038).


When the library fully reopens to the public, 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 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.