Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: 555 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
Telephone: (985) 646-6470
Fax: (985) 645-3553
From I-10, exit at Hwy 190 and proceed west on Gause Blvd. From Front Street (Hwy 11), proceed east on Gause Blvd. Robert Blvd. intersects Gause Blvd. near Slidell Memorial Hospital. Turn north on Robert Blvd. The branch is located on the left after the second traffic light.
Services and Collections:
Available for public use are 30 personal computers (with Internet), a black & white laser printer ($ .10 per page), 2 black & white photocopiers ($ .10 per page), 1 color photocopier ($.50 per page),6 scanners, a typewriter, microform reader/ printers (for fiche and film) and a fax machine for sending and receiving faxes.
Slidell's collection consists of over 146,825 items including books (regular and large print), magazines, videos, DVDs, audio cassettes and CDs. There are several special collections contained in the branch: a small genealogy collection (main collection is in the Covington Branch), Louisiana documents (the branch is a partial depository for items published by the State of Louisiana), Bayou Bonfouca Superfund Project documents, and Southern Shipbuilding Corporation Superfund Project documents.
Three outside bookdrops are available. To the left or right of each front entrance, there is a drop mounted in the wall. A drive up bookdrop is available in the front parking lot.
A meeting room is available for use as specified by Library policy.
During June 1950, as part of the Library Demonstration project funded by the State of Louisiana, a branch was opened in a building owned by the Carroll Plumbing Company. In 1954, the branch relocated to space inside the Slidell City Hall. A 2,000 square foot building at 444 Erlanger Avenue was completed to house the branch in June, 1964. During the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's the Slidell area experienced a tremendous surge in population growth due to the aerospace industry. This population growth was the impetus behind a bond issue which was approved by St. Tammany Parish voters in the mid 1980's. Construction on a new Slidell Branch building began in 1986 as a result of the bond issue and the branch opened on March 15, 1989. The contemporary style, 22,000 square foot building, has some notable features. A large metal and stone sculpture entitled, Vortex, by Harold Van Hoten stands outside one entrance. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners maintains an educational herb garden on the grounds.