Main Library

7711 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Library Hours

Sunday 2pm - 9pm
Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Phone Numbers
  • Circulation: (225) 231-3740
  • Reference: (225) 231-3750
  • Children's Services: (225) 231-3760
  • Teen Services: (225) 231-3770
  • Administration: (225) 231-3700
  • Assistant Library Director, Mary Stein: (225) 231-3710
  • Baton Rouge Room: (225) 231-3752
  • Genealogy: (225) 231-3751
  • Career Center: (225) 231-3733


Size: 129,000 square feet on three floors

Opened: January 15, 2014

The Main Library houses more than 500,000 books, movies, electronic resources and circulating artwork in its collection.

The Main Library is also the location of the Career Center. Originally funded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Career Center provides free services to assist clients in career transition to become their own career managers through self-help with professional guidance.

Beyond the many storytime, activity, study and meeting rooms, the facility also includes:
• Quiet reading room

• Meeting room with a capacity for 300
• Public rooftop terrace
• Public Plaza with water features, large chessboard, and giant LED screen
• 140 personal computers
• Technology Lab (plus free WiFi throughout)
• Donated stained glass windows designed by artist Jon Emerson
• Recycled paper waterfall spanning three floors
• LED light displays in the Children’s and Teen rooms
Baton Rouge Room
Genealogy Collection
Career Center

East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council District
District 11
Architectural Firm
The Library Design Collaborative


The Main Library is located at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard between Lobdell Avenue and East Airport Boulevard.

Want a Virtual Tour? Click on the Main Library picture below!