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Library to Take a Paws, do Yoga to Help Students Destress

THIBODAUX, La. —  It’s finals time, and to-do lists around campus are bursting at the seams. Having a limited amount of time to get everything …

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Nicholls Music Event in Library Brings People From Campus, Community

THIBODAUX, La. —  Ricardo Devoto was having a normal Tuesday in the International Student Services office when he heard something unexpected. The MBA student and …

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Library Partners with Music Department to Bring Student Performance to First Floor

THIBODAUX, La. —  Ellender Memorial Library may not be the first place you think to go for live music, but sometimes the library can challenge …

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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