Driving Directions: From I-12 take the US-190 E exit 63A toward Mandeville. Merge onto LA-22W toward Ponchatoula. Go 4.6 miles and turn onto Main St./ LA-1077. The library is .35 miles down Main St. on the left.
Services and Collections:
Available for public use are 30 personal computers (with Internet), a black & white laser printer ($.10 per page), a black & white photocopier ($.10 per page), a color photocopier ($.50 per page), 2 scanners, 4 early literacy computers for children and a fax machine for sending and receiving faxes.
Madisonville's collection consists of over 22,000 items, including books (regular and large print), magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs. A drive-thru bookdrop is available to accept both books and media. It is located in the covered parking area beneath the building on the left as you enter the parking lot.
A meeting room, a technology lab and a conference room are available for use as specified by library policy. Two small group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
After the original Madisonville Branch on Cedar St. was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, the Black River Branch was opened in a rental facility on Hwy 22 W. The town of Madisonville then donated 1.5 acres to the library for construction of the new Madisonville Branch.
Construction of the $4.7 million Madisonville Branch began in April of 2012. The 15,000 square foot library was opened to the public at a Ribbon Cutting on September 5, 2013.