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Louisiana State Archives

In accordance with public health guidelines due to COVID-19, The Louisiana State Archives is closed to the public until further notice. Archives staff is available to assist patrons via email or telephone. Please see below for contact information.

The Louisiana State Archives is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Research Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to archival material ends at 3 p.m.

The Archives is located at 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

The mailing address for all agency business is P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125.

Community Services

Archives Lobby 
225.922.1000 general inquiries
225.922.2521 facility reservations
225.922.0433 fax

Research Library
225.922.1208 genealogy and research
225.922.2012 vital records
225.922.0433 fax

Agency Services

Historical & Permanent Records
225.922.1218
225.922.0989 fax 

Imaging & Preservation Services
225.922.1215
225.922.0002 fax

Records Management & Retention
225.922.0104
225.922.1220 fax

Records Center
225.922.1224 temporary records storage
225.922.2513 fax

Museums

Museums Division
225.342.0500