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    The mission is to support the University in all endeavors of producing a quality educational experience.

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    Dillard University offers a wide range of community outreach opportunities.

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Congrats to our library's Access Services and Circulation Manager,
Malik Bartholomew,
who was interviewed by the New York Times about the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina!
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DU Library Hours 2020-2021
Voting 2020
 covid19 survey results

As a follow up to PLA’s March 2020 Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19 Survey, a new American Library Association (ALA) survey of U.S. libraries documents a shift in services to support students, faculty, and communities at large during the crisis and phased preparations for the months ahead. More than 3,800 K-12 school, college and university, public, and other libraries from all 50 states responded to the survey between May 12–18, 2020.


DULibrary and OBONO Event June 2020

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DU 2020 Summer Session Students!
The DU Library is open to assist you
to find the resources you need to be successful! 
Please email us at: dulibrary@dillard.edu
for any of your library and research needs!
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We are open virtually
Virtual Hours for the Weeks of May 18 thru 31, 2020

The library remains virtual to help you with ALL your library research and requests!

Monday May 18 thru Friday May 22 9am-5pm
Monday May 25 Closed
Memorial Day National Holiday

Summer Session
Tuesday May 26 thru Thursday May 28 9am-9pm
Friday May 29 9am-5pm

Phone: 504-816-4786
Thank you from the Dillard University Will W. Alexander Library!
Please Be Safe!

Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy
Poets House Presents Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy
Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00 p.m. (EST)


Dr. Saloy

Online Program: Passwords: Selections from Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution

May 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm




This event spotlights the authors of two rare chapbooks, part of our ongoing Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution digitization project: Diane Burns and Bob Kaufman. Poet, musician, and Managing Director of the Poetry Project Nicole Wallace will present on Chemehuevi and Anishinaabe poet Diane Burns, and scholar and educator Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy will present on Beat poet Bob Kaufman.


Streamed on Twitter and posted on our ArchiveFacebookIGTV, and YouTube.



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We are open virtually
Week of May 11-15 2020 
We are open virtually to help you with your library research and requests!
Please Be Safe!
Virtual Hours M-F 9am-5pm
Phone: 504-816-4786

End of Semester



May 7, 2020



Tonight is the last night of finals.


A library staffer will be available virtually for you until 9pm tonight!



Please don't forget...we are here (virtually) to help you with ALL your library research and requests!

Our library email address is: dulibrary@dillard.edu 
M-Th 9am-9pm / 
Fri 9am-5p / Sun 2pm-6pm
Email: dulibrary@dillard.edu 
Website: https://www.dillard.edu/_academics/library/index.php  





Cynthia J. Charles, Ed.D., Director of Library Services/Research Librarian/FYS Instructor  

Library Liaison: Humanities, Social Sciences and the Center for Law and Public Interest/Pre-Law Programs 



Germaine Carey-Palmer, Ph.D., Information Literacy Instruction and Research Librarian/FYS Instructor 

Library Liaison: College of Business, STEM and the University College



Beverly Harris,  MLS, Collections Development / Reference Librarian  

Library Liaison: School of Nursing, School of Health and Wellness, and Pre-Health Program



John Kennedy, MMS, Archivist, Archives and Special Collections (Digital and Print)  



Malik Bartholomew, BA, Access Services and Work-Study Students Supervisor





Will W. Alexander Library

The Will W. Alexander Library welcomes you as a patron! The mission of the Will W. Alexander Library is to be the knowledge and creativity COMMONS of Dillard University and to support the curricula of the University. The vision of the Will W. Alexander Library is to be the University’s information center for knowledge collection, connection, creation, and curation. Library staff are always available to provide assistance. It is our hope that you will take maximum advantage of your library resources and privileges.

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Powered by cloud-based Library World, which allows you to search for materials owned by the library

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Archives and Special Collections

The repository for primary documents and historical artifacts

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Databases and Resources

The JSTOR (Journal Storage) Research Database is a highly selective digital library


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Archives and Special Collections

The mission of the Dillard University Library Archives and Special Collections is to support the University as the repository for primary documents and historical artifacts of enduring value to the University. The vision of the Dillard University Library Archives and Special Collections is to be the repository for the University in preserving and protecting all materials under the archives and special collections care and supervision. Our goal is to provide regulated and efficient access to historical materials for the Dillard University community, administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and researchers.

Internet Archive

The Dillard University Library Archives and Special Collections Digital Collection is made available through Internet Archive .


Databases and Resources

The EBSCOHOST Research Databases are provided by LOUIS, a consortium of public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana. This partnership was formed in 1992 by the library deans and directors at these institutions, in order to create a cost-effective collaboration among the institutions for the procurement of library technology and resources. LOUIS is governed by the LOUIS Management Board and the Louisiana Board of Regents.

JSTOR Research Database

The JSTOR (Journal Storage) Research Database is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources. JSTOR journal, book, and primary source collections are integrated on a single, robust platform that uses the latest digital technologies and best practices.

ProQuest Research Database

The ProQuest Research Database collections span six centuries, all disciplines and the diverse content types needed by researchers, providing the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses; three centuries of newspapers; more than 450,000 academic ebooks; collections of important scholarly journals and other content researchers need such as data and unique digital vaults of primary source materials.


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Phone: 504.283.8822

Address: 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122



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