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Serials Department

Library Hours / Sims 223 / Contact Janie Branham / 985-549-2186

The Serials Department is located on the second floor of the Linus A. Sims Memorial Library. The Department is responsible for the acquisition, processing, circulation, and preservation of all popular magazines, professional journals, newspapers, and newsletters held by the Library.

Recent issues of most titles are arranged alphabetically on shelving in the Current Reading Room (Room 226). Backfiles of journals and newspapers on microfilm are arranged numerically in cabinets adjacent to the recent paper issues. Bound volumes are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) Classification Number on the third floor of the Library.

Services and Equipment | Want to Know...


Services and Equipment


  • Staff Assistance
    Staff members are available to assist Library users during regular Library hours. Stop by the Departmental Information Desk or Public Service Window in Room 226 for assistance.

  • Public Access Computers
    The Department has 16 public access computers that provide access to the Library catalog, databases, the Internet, and Microsoft Office programs.

  • Scanning Services
    Resources on microfilm can be scanned using the Department's digital scanners.

Want to Know...



Name Title Phone Room
Janie Branham Head of Serials 985-549-2186 Sims 224
Brittany Burke-Scafidel LIbrary Specialist 3
Public Service & Student Worker
985-549-2043 Sims 223
Eric Galofaro Library Specialist 3
Evening & Weekend Supervisor
985-549-5511 Sims 223
Lauren Rhodes eResources and Web Services 985-549-5056 Sims 229
Jessi Taylor Library Specialist 3 985-549-5076 Sims 223