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Louisiana State Archives

The Louisiana State Archives is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For questions regarding visiting the Louisiana State Archives, please call 225-922-1000.

The Archives Research Library hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and patrons wishing to research archival materials from the permanent collections are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 225-922-1208. Access to archival material ends at 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The Archives lobby, exhibit rooms and Research Library are also open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to archival material is not available on first Saturdays. Please note that when a major holiday falls on a Friday preceding or a Monday following the first Saturday of the month, the Archives Research Library will be closed on that first Saturday.  

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

Imaging & Preservation Services
225.922.0002 fax

Records Management & Retention
225.922.1220 fax

Records Center
225.922.1224 temporary records storage
225.922.2513 fax


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