Welcome to the Louisiana Digital Library.
The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from the Louisiana institution's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. The Louisiana Digital Library contains photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more that document history and culture. We hope that you find the items in the Digital Library as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana.
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How To Get Started.
There are several different ways items can be accessed in the Louisiana Digital Library. Collections may be Browsed or Searched. By choosing one of the criteria on the left menu bar, you may browse across all of the collections based on your selection. The browse options provide hyperlinked results to more specific collections and items based on the chosen criteria.
Collections may be searched by using either the Search box located in the upper-right of the page or the Advanced Search located on the menu bar at the top of the page. The Advanced Search allows for item level queries and provides results to individual items based on the search criteria. The Advanced Search feature also allows for collection specific searches.