Dental Library

NLM exhibit “From DNA to Beer” now at Dental Library!

from dna to beer

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” is now at the LSU School of Dentistry Library!  Come explore the history of biotechnology, and peruse our selection of related books and articles.  The Dental Library is located on the third floor of the Administration Building, and the exhibit will be there from June 20th-July 8th.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online:


NLM display at Dental Library


Supplemental Materials Display

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

3D Printing at Dental Library on Wednesdays and Fridays Only

The Dental Library has now designated two weekdays for 3D printing jobs: Wednesday and Friday.

We understand that the noise generated by the 3D printer can be distracting. At the same time, we want this technology to be openly available and conveniently usable for all students and faculty. As a compromise, we will restrict 3D printing to Wednesdays and Fridays so everyone will be guaranteed quality time in the library.

It should be noted that we may not always have 3D print projects going on the designated days; likewise, we may have to start a priority project on an off day. So please bear with us as we try to provide an accessible educational space for everyone to study, learn, and discover.

Come try out our 3D printer on Wednesdays and Fridays!


Easter Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will close early on Thursday, March 24th and remain closed Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th. The Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 8 pm.

Both Libraries will reopen on Monday, March 28th at 8 am.

Dental Library Closed 3/20/16

Due to a scheduled power outage on the Dental Campus, the Dental Library will be closed on Sunday, March 20th. There will no power to either buildings and no one will be allowed on campus from 7:00 AM – 4:00PM.


Campus Closure 3/11/16

The LSUHSC campuses are closed today, Friday, March 11, 2016 due to the wind & rain. Only essential personnel should be on campus.

The Isché Library will reopen on Saturday, March 12th at 9:30 am. The Dental Library will reopen on Sunday, March 13th at 11 am.

Dental Library Closing at 5:30pm 3/3/16

The Dental Library will close tomorrow evening at 5:30pm due to a scheduled power outage on the Dental Campus. There will no power to either buildings and no one will be allowed on campus from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Carnival Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

Both Libraries will have shorter hours over Mardi Gras weekend/week. They are as follows:

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Friday, February 5th and will be open from 9:30am -3pm on Saturday, February 6th. On Sunday, February 7th, it will be open from 12noon to 5pm.

Both Libraries will close at 5pm on Monday, February 8th and will be closed on Tuesday, February 9th.

The Dental Library will close at 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, February 10th and 11th.

All other dates the Libraries will be open their regular hours.

Dental Library Closing at 5pm 1/21/16

The Dental Library will close this evening at 5pm because of emergency water repairs on the Dental Campus. There will be a complete water shutdown beginning at 5pm to repair a broken water main.

MLK, Jr Day Closure

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday. Both Libraries will be open their regular hours on Sunday the 17th (11:30 am to 8 pm for Dental and 12 noon to 12 midnight for Isché) and on Tuesday the 19th (8 am to 8 pm for Dental  and 8 am to 12 midnight for Isché).

Welcome 2016



Both the Isché and Dental Libraries have reopened from Winter Break!

Happy 2016 everyone

Libraries are Closed for Winter Break



Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are both closed for winter break. The Libraries will reopen at 8am on Monday, January 4th and resume normal hours.

Online resources will, of course, be available 24/7 during this time.

Winter Break Hours

streetcarsnowThe Libraries are now on Winter Break hours.

Dental Isché
Friday, December 18th 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
Saturday, December 19th closed 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday, December 20th 11:30am – 8pm 12noon – 8:30pm
Monday, December 21st-Wednesday, December 23rd 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
 Thursday, December 24th-Sunday, January 3rd  closed  closed

Thanksgiving Hours

vintage-thanksgiving-postcard-6The Libraries will both close early on Wednesday, November 25th; the Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 6 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 26th through Saturday, November 28th.

The Dental Library will be open its regular hours on Sunday, November 29th from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

The Isché Library will be open for exam hours on Sunday, November 29th from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Exam hours will continue through Thursday, December 17th.

For the complete schedule for both Libraries, consult our webpage.

Labor Day Hours

The Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Isché Library will be open from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 5th. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8 am.

Harry Potter and Medicine

St. Mungo's Magical Medical Library

St. Mungo’s Magical Medical Library

The LSUHSC-NO Libraries is pleased to host the National Libraries of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine.  The exhibition will be at the Isché Library from September 1 – 18 and at the Dental Library from September 21 – October 6. Enjoy the HP-bibliography of items we have put on display.

“IN 1997, BRITISH AUTHOR J. K. ROWLING INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO HARRY POTTER AND A LITERARY PHENOMENON WAS BORN.  Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power. This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine.”1

Display at the Ische Library

Display at the Ische Library

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of how the past informs the present and can shape the future by creating lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine.



1.  National Library of Medicine. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. Bethesda, MD. [cited 1 Sept 2015]. Available at: