Visitors, Health Professionals and Guests

*LSUHSC Campuses are currently closed to visitors*


Materials Usage

Most materials may be used in the Libraries, including e-journals and e-books, print collections, databases, and guest WiFi.

Health professionals and LOUIS Borrowers may borrow materials from our print book collection, restrictions may apply. These visitors must register with the Library. A valid LOUIS borrowing card or a professional license with photo ID is required.

Off campus access to e-collections for visitors and guests is not allowed due to license restrictions.


Education and Research Assistance is available for inquiries and assistance with database searching.

Guest WiFi is available as a courtesy to non-LSUHSC Library Patrons. All guests must comply with the University's Information Technology Use policy, see Chancellor's Memoranda 42. Access may be revoked to an individual or group at any time for non-compliance.

Systematic Review Service is available to non-LSUHSC patrons for a fee.

Where to go?

During regular business hours, the Downtown Library (Isché) is accessible via the first floor and taking the elevator to the 3rd floor. On weekends and after 6pm, after signing in with University Police, the Downtown Library is accessed by way of the Roman Street Parking Garage and the skywalk.

At the Dental Library access for guests is via the Clinic Building and making your way over to the Administration Building where the Library is located on the 3rd floor. The Administration Building is always card access.

Visitor Usage Policy - Business Hours/Weekdays

The LSUHSC Libraries are open to the general public weekdays from opening to 6pm or Library closing, whichever is earlier. Members of the general public are expected to comply with all applicable policies including, but not limited to, CM-44 and the Campus Police Security Policy and Procedures regarding Campus Security. The purpose of the Libraries is research and study, individually and collaboratively. Keeping the Library spaces free of disruptive behavior, harassment (verbal and nonverbal) and threatening behavior is essential to that purpose. Visitors to the Libraries are expected to maintain the same standards of behavior as our students, faculty and staff.  

Visitor Usage Policy - Nights and Weekends

The LSUHSC Campus is not open to the general public after 6pm on weekdays or over weekends (and holidays). LSUHSC faculty, staff and students are expected to have a university issued ID to access the buildings during these hours. This includes the Libraries. Visiting students may use the Libraries during this time with a valid ID from their university and have signed the University Police register log to gain access. Area health professionals may use the Libraries during this time who have signed the University Police register and presented a valid ID that identifies them as a health professional. Individuals in the Libraries after 6pm on weekdays, on weekends and holidays may be required to show identification.  Those remaining in the Libraries after 6pm on weekdays, on weekends and holidays who are not LSUHSC-NO students, faculty and staff, visiting students, or area health professionals will be asked to leave.

Visitor Usage Policy - Enforcement

Visitors that do not comply with this policy shall be required to leave the premises. Designated library staff on premise shall have final authority regarding whether a visitor is in compliance with this policy and taking any remedial action necessary.

Please see our policies page, for additional information.

Updated May 2023