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Special Collections
The Special Collection Room, located at the Main Branch Library (1800 Stubbs Ave., Monroe), contains a collection of local parish history and information as well as rare and special local interest books.

The purpose of Special Collections is to collect and house the following items:  Louisiana materials, yearbooks from local schools and universities,  historical and collectible items. 

The collection is for use by all adult patrons by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact the Genealogy Department at (318) 327-1490 ext. 3022.

No materials may be removed from the room. Copying is permissible only on selected materials.

Our Mission

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is dedicated to the concept of service to everyone. This encompasses individuals and groups of every age, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnic origin and the human condition. Fulfilling the educational, informational, recreational, and spiritual needs of these people is the Ouachita Parish Public Library's broad purpose. 


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