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Ellender Memorial Library presents Louisiana Poet Laureate

THIBODAUX, La. — Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University invites you to participate in a day of poetry and creative writing as the Louisiana …

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Center for Bayou Studies to announce Lafourche Heritage Days

THIBODAUX, La. — The Center for Bayou Studies at Nicholls State University will announce the declaration of Lafourche Heritage Days on Nov. 10 in presentations …

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Nicholls library to host anniversary exhibit

THIBODAUX, La. — Ellender Memorial Library invites you to walk through time with its newest archival exhibit celebrating the 70th Anniversary of when Nicholls State …

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Mission Statement


As a unit of Nicholls State University, Ellender Memorial Library shares the University’s overall goals and objectives. The primary mission of the Library is to support the University’s curriculum, instruction, and research and public service programs. The Library strives to ensure that all students and faculty have access to information and services which support the processes of learning and enhance the development of independent life-long learners.

Core Functions:

  • Acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to information in a variety of formats through procurement and subscriptions, memberships, consortia, and cooperative resource sharing.
  • Promote information literacy and bibliographic skills through services such as information desk operations and instruction.
  • Provide a variety of appropriate spaces to facilitate learning and communication.
  • Serve the public by providing access to materials and services that foster learning and preserve the intellectual and cultural heritage of the citizens of South Central Louisiana and the Bayou Region.


106 Leighton Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4654
E-mail: el.reference@nicholls.edu