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The LUMCON Library collection was originally housed in Ellender Memorial Library, located at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. After completion of the DeFelice Marine Center in 1986, the collection was moved to its present location. Since that time, the Library has become an active resource center for LUMCON faculty and staff, as well as Consortium member institutions, visiting researchers, students and the public.

The LUMCON Library is a member of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC), the Southeast Affiliate of IAMSLIC Libraries (SAIL), and the Louisiana Library Network and Information Consortium (LOUIS). Additionally, the Library has access to OCLC Cataloging/Interlibrary loan services.

The collection and development of the library materials are aimed to reflect LUMCON’s research programs. The Library collection has approximately:

  • 4,600 monographs
  • 5,800 bound volumes
  • 200 journal titles
  • 26 current journal subscriptions
  • 850 maps
  • 35 atlases
  • 3,600 government documents
  • 1,500 reprints