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Xavier University of Louisiana Library

About our Collections

The library offers access to a constantly expanding collection of more than a half-million electronic resources, including hundreds of scholarly databases, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our website. This comes along with approximately 100,000 physical materials in the form of books, journals, audiovisual resources and more. The library’s recently launched digital repository offers students the chance to let the world see their best work and add it to the university’s knowledge base, all while keeping their intellectual property protected.


Located inside the library building is the Xavier University Archives and Special Collections, home to thousands of historical university records; cultural artifacts related to African-American, Louisiana, Gulf Coast-region and U.S. Roman Catholic history and culture; and the creative writing of the modern Deep South. Also under the care of the archives is the library’s collection of thousands of rare books. Every day, access to these resources becomes easier as the library works to digitize historic records for addition to its rapidly expanding digital archives.