Family & Local History
The Genealogy and Special Collections Department supports the mission of the Ouachita Parish Public Library by providing resources, technology and assistance for family and local history research. The Joseph Bennet McGuire Genealogy Room, located on the first floor of the Main Branch Library, contains books, magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and family histories, a copy machine, computers and a microfilm reader/printer. The Genealogy Room is open to the public from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays.
The India King Stubbs Special Collections and Rare Book Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Branch Library, provides climate-controlled storage for unique and vulnerable collections. Please make an appointment to ensure staff availability. The staff e-mail is genealogy_SC@oplib.org. Other contacts are C. Robertson, MLIS, Head of Genealogy and Special Collections 318-342-1490 ext. 3030, firstname.lastname@example.org and L. Peppers, Genealogist 318-342-1490 ext. 3022, email@example.com.