Library Records & Archives

Public Records

Public records are a fundamental tenet of democracy, as public records belong to the people who enabled their creation and use. Keeping and providing access to public records is an essential element of government, and this is even more important in public libraries as our mission as is to provide information to our patrons.

As part of our commitment to open access and transparency, we strive to facilitate public access to information about library operations. One such way is through our provision of records as governed by Louisiana's Public Records Laws (Title 44).

If you have more questions, please see the FAQs about Public Records.

Library Archives

Digital Archives

The Shreve Memorial Library offers virtual access to certain special collections, including digitized records from our archival collection and archived versions of our website and social media.
 View our Digital Archives for the following:

  • Digitized material from the library's Administrative Archives, 1923 - present (In progress)
  • Past newsletters, 2010 - 2014

Web Archive

We also have a Web Archive. This helps us to meet recordkeeping requirements for public access, increasing transparency, accountability, and the ability to continue accessing information even when it is no longer available on the current website. This contains older versions of our website and social media presence.