A LOUIS reciprocal borrowing card offers a way for students, faculty and staff of Louisiana colleges and universities to borrow materials from academic libraries other than their own.

If you are a currently enrolled student, or currently employed faculty or staff of Nicholls and you are in good standing with the library, you may go to your library circulation desk and request a LOUIS borrowing card.

If you are enrolled in another LOUIS school, your school may issue your card.

Click to complete an online LOUIS card application.


LOUIS cardholders will be required to present your LOUIS card and your photo ID from the University you attend each time you wish to check out books. No one else is allowed to use your card and it will be confiscated if an attempt to do so is made.

You will be responsible for borrowed library materials until they are returned. Books will not be renewed over the telephone.

A limit of 10 library items may be charged to your LOUIS card at any time.

Any item checked out by a student from another library may be recalled at any time if a Nicholls student needs it for their classes.

The circulation period for library material from the General Collection is twenty-one (21) days. This material may be renewed online up to three (3) times during the semester if the material is not overdue and there are no accrued fines.

The fine for overdue books is $.25 per day per book until the maximum overdue fine of $10.00 is reached. Lost book replacement cost is the estimated cost of the book, accrued fines, and a non-refundable $5.00 service charge.

Check out privileges will be suspended any time there are overdue books, unpaid library fines, or if the request to return library material is ignored. Overdue fines must be paid at the Circulation Desk at the time the overdue material is returned.