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Local Author to Host Signing for New Book at Ellender Library

“Return to Heartwood” Documents the Loss and Decline of Louisiana’s Oldest Live Oak Trees The Ellender Memorial Library will host a book signing in November …

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Library Invites Students to Learn About Resources, Play Games

THIBODAUX, La. —  Drop by the Ellender Memorial Library on Tuesday to play some video games and learn how the library can help you succeed. …

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Ellender Memorial Library Aims to Enhance Appeal on Give-N-Day

THIBODAUX, La. — When you have to spend hours studying for a midterm or final, finding the right space is important for your state of …

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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.


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


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