Main Library

Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 596-2560 Directions Events News


Library Manager - Emily Painton

The Main Library, located in the Central Business District, opened in December 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is the Library's flagship location, providing the system's largest collection of popular and research sources.

The Main Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.

Events on 11/18/2017

Sat, November 18th / 11am - 4pm

Main Library

New Orleans Comics and Zine Festival is a free 2-day event at the Main Library. Exhibitors from across the country will be here to showcase their work. Activities and zines for all ages! (More)

Sat, November 18th / During Library Hours

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1-on-1 assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, and accessing resources available through the library using various electronic devices. (More)

Sat, November 18th / 1pm

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Enjoy story time and crafts with your child in a safe, welcoming environment. Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. (More)

Sat, November 18th / 1pm - 4pm

Main Library

Join us each Saturday afternoon to learn and play chess. Open to adults and teens; beginners and skilled players. Every Saturday. (More)