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Free/Low Cost Legal Services in New Orleans: Libraries/Legal Research


In the New Orleans there are five law libraries that offer print and online resources for researching your legal questions. Professional law librarians are on-site to provide research assistance but cannot give legal advice. If you have the time to visit a library, take advantage of the many self-help resources available. 

Libraries/Legal Research

Law Library of Louisiana - provides reference assistance, onsite access to databases and legal guides. See their website for a thorough list of resources such as self-help centers across the state, self-representation resources, contact information for Louisiana courts, and online forms. Contact: Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130-2104. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9:00-5:00. Call toll free in Louisiana: (800) 820-3038, or locally (504) 310-2400, fax: (504) 310-2419. Email:

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Law Library - provides reference assistance, limited onsite access to databases and legal guides. Contact: 526 Pine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118. Open 7 days. See website for hours and legal guides.  Circulation: (504) 861-5550, reference: (504) 861-5792, fax: (504) 861-5739. 

LSU Law Library - provides reference assistance, limited onsite access to databases, legal guides including online forms. Contact: Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Law Library, 1 East Campus Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1010. Open 7 days. See website for hours. Circulation: (225) 578-8814, reference: (225) 578-4042, fax: (225) 578-5773. Email:

Tulane Law Library - provides reference assistance and legal guides. See their website for access restrictions. Contact: Weinmann Hall, Third Floor, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-6231. Circulation: (504) 865-5952, reference: (504) 862-8872, fax: (504) 865-5917. 

United States Court of Appeals Library for the Fifth Circuit - provides reference assistance and limited onsite access to databases. 600 Camp St., room 106, New Orleans, LA 70130. Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:45. (504) 310-7797, fax: 504-310-7578. Email: