Libraries Southwest Consortium
Libraries Southwest exists to promote and enhance libraries and library services in Southwest Louisiana.
- Reciprocal borrower’s agreement allowing LSW cardholders 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- Frazier Memorial Library – Archival collection of historical documents reflecting the history, growth, and development of McNeese, Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana.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 instructions.
Allen Parish Library*
Armand J. Brinkhaus Community Library*
Beauregard Parish Library*
Calcasieu Parish Library*
Calcasieu Parish School Library
Cameron Parish Library*
Evangeline Parish Library*
Frazar Memorial Library
Jefferson Davis Parish Library*
Rapides Parish Library
SOWELA Technical/Community College
Vernon Parish Library*
* indicates Member, LSW Overdrive Consortium
2021-2022 Libraries Southwest Board
Pres – Clare Coleman
V.Pres – Agnes Guillory
Secretary – Debbie Johnson-Houston
Treasurer – Marjorie Harrison