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Staffing Hours
Rouquette Library is staffed Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm, Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, with additional hours at night and on the weekend as posted throughout the building on a weekly basis. Summer Hours are Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Building Hours
The library building is accessible year-round by authorized passkey from 8:00am - 10:00pm daily.


Bonnie Bess Wood
Library Director
985 867-2237


The Rouquette Library houses more than 50,000 print books, 10,000 bound print serials, 137 current print serial titles, and more than 1,500 audios and videos. In addition, we provide access to electronic indexes and databases, including 120,000 eBooks. You can explore these various resources using the links on the menu located to the right.

The library is named in honor of Père Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, who was the first native of Louisiana to become a diocesan priest and a published writer in the language of the Choctaw Indians, whom he evangelized in Saint Tammany Parish. He died in 1887.


In March 2014, an article written by Rouquette Library staff, "Love of Learning and the Desire for God: Information Literacy through Pastoral Formation," was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Catholic Library World. The article will be reprinted in the fall 2014 issue of Seminary Journal.

In the fall of 2012, Rouquette Library's User Education Program was commended by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The association was "impressed by the Information Literacy Competency Assessment organized through the library. The institution deserves kudos for having a personalized information literacy plan for every single student and addressing it according to the needs of the student."