About A.C. Lewis Memorial Library

Mission Statement

The A. C. Lewis Memorial Library serves as the information and knowledge center for the students and faculty of Grambling State University. It is the responsibility of the library to provide quality services and equitable access to resources in all formats, which effectively implement, support, and enrich the university's mission and goals.

The primary purpose of the library is to promote and support the undergraduate, graduate, professional, continuing education, distance education and global education programs.

The library pursues its mission through a quality collection, shared resources, agreements and cooperation with other libraries, and access to electronic resources.

The library is committed to excellence in meeting the information needs of a diverse clientele through a competent and courteous staff, student and faculty involvement, and a total commitment from the university.

  1. Strengthen the library's program.
  2. Bring the library in closer compliance to the American Library Association (ALA)/Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) standards.
  3. Provide an atmosphere that is comfortable, conducive to learning and research, and allows space for growth of the collection and services.
  4. Support the intellectual development of the students by providing opportunities for utilizing information technologies in preparation for participation in the global society.

The primary purpose of the library is to promote and support the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, and the continuing education and international education programs of Grambling State University.

The A. C. Lewis Memorial Library is an air-conditioned, two-story, 86,720 square-foot, open-stack, modular brick facility that is central to the Grambling State University Campus. It provides ample access to resources in all formats including shelving for 289,775 scholarly items. Seating is available for 1,500. Each floor offers varied study areas that include individual carrels, small tables, conference rooms, and study lounge chairs located adjacent to books, periodicals, and other resources.

A.C. Lewis Memorial Library

Library Resources

More than 120 PCs are connected to the library's Local Area Network (LAN), which provides access to all library electronic resources. In addition to these PCs, a Student Technology Lab -- composed of approximately 25 PCs located in Room 141 -- allows GSU students open access to the Internet and the ability to establish accounts for sending and receiving e-mail, typing and printing at no cost, and accessing the library's electronic resources.

The Grambling Online Public Access Catalog (GOPAC), also referred to as iLINK, can be accessed on LAN PCs throughout the library. GOPAC/iLINK and most electronic resources can be accessed both on- and off-campus from any Internet PC. Internet and e-mail services are available to students, faculty, and staff in the library.


A.C. Lewis Memorial Library
P.O. Box 4256, 403 Main Street, Grambling, LA 71245-2761, Phone: 318-274-3354, Fax: 318-274-3268