Description of the Library (for program accreditation and grant writers)
If you are preparing a grant or accreditation report and would like to learn more about what the Library can do for you, contact the Library Liaison for your department or program.
LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library currently occupies over 39,000 square feet on three floors, with seating for 312 users at tables, at carrels, and in study rooms. It also houses five small-group teaching rooms, teleconferencing facilities (with seating for 23), and two computer labs. The computer lab in 1-417 has 29 Windows 10 workstations, and the computer lab in 1-419 has 20 Windows 10 workstations. Both labs have a projection system for teaching classes. Five scanners are provided throughout the Library for incorporation of graphic images into PowerPoint presentations. A book scanner is available in the copy room. Black-and-white printing and copying, and color printing, are available. Network connectivity for laptop computers is provided both through wired Ethernet jacks located in public areas on all three floors, and through wireless networking.
The Library provides access to 152 databases, 1,764 electronic books, and 4,809 current electronic journals. In addition, the Library collection includes print volumes (books and older bound journal volumes). The Library manages selected archival materials about the heritage and founding of the health sciences center.
The Library is open 102.5 hours per week. Remote access to the online catalog, databases, and electronic resources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the institution's virtual private network (VPN) for LSU Health Shreveport students, faculty and staff.
In summary, the LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library provides LSU Health Shreveport affiliates with ready access to critically important information required for research, patient care, and teaching.