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The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library is located on the 1st floor and to the left of the main entrance to the Carnegie Memorial Library, located at the intersection of Pujo (a one-way street from east to west) and Bilbo Streets, in historic downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read more about us and our services.

  • Operating hours: 9a - 6p (Mon. - Fri.) and 9a - 5p (Sat.)
  • Contact phone number: 337-721-7110
  • Email address:
  • Manager: Brandon Shoumaker 


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