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Ellender Memorial Library and Department of English, Modern Languages, and Cultural Studies present writer SJ Sindu

THIBODAUX, La. – Ellender Memorial Library and the Department of English, Modern Langauges, and Cultural Studies at Nicholls State University invite you to attend an …

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Nicholls Librarian Tabbed as Featured Speaker for National Webinar Series

THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls State University librarian is a featured speaker during the ACRL-Choice webinar series next month.  Brandy Burbante, head of technical services …

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Nicholls alum, author to host book signing at Ellender Memorial Library

THIBODAUX, La. — Local author, photographer and Nicholls alum William Guion will hold a book signing and exhibit of his photographs this month at Ellender …

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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