Libraries Southwest exists to promote and enhance libraries and library
services in Southwest Louisiana.
- Reciprocal borrower's agreement allowing LSW card holders to use the
services of any participating public library.
- Regional special collection development encouraging each member library
to develop one or more special interest collections. This allows
residents of the region to have access to a larger collection of
material than any one library system can afford to purchase.
Currently, the list of special collections include:
- Allen Parish Library - Tourism
- Beauregard Parish Library - Resources For Grant Writing
- Calcasieu Parish Library - Genealogy
- Frazier Memorial Library - Archival collection of historical
documents reflecting the history, growth, and development of
McNeese, Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana.
- Vernon Parish Library - Federal and State Documents.
Strong Legal Collection.
- Continuing Education Workshops for Staff Development
- Trustee Workshops
- Annual Author's Dinner
- A mailing list for LSW related topics and discussion. To subscribe visit
this page for
Members of Libraries Southwest
* - Member, LSW Overdrive Consortium
Information on the Lynda Carlberg Award
Lynda Carlberg Award Information
Libraries Southwest Newsletter Archives
LSW Training Documents