The Latin American Library Offsite Facility Information
Users can access the material at the Latin American Library Offsite facility (OLAL) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Class or group sessions wanting to incorporate special collections materials may be scheduled during times classes usually meet, including Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Unfortunately, given logistical and staffing constraints, we cannot accommodate unannounced walk-ins.
All access to materials at OLAL will be by appointment only.
SCHEDULING A VISIT TO THE OLAL
Researchers who wish to visit OLAL must notify LAL staff by noon of the previous day if they intend to visit OLAL on Wednesdays or Fridays. They may do so via e-mail at LAL@tulane.edu (preferred) or by calling the LAL office main phone line (504)865-5681. If anyone wishes to visit on a Monday, they must notify LAL staff by the previous Friday at 4:00pm. This applies to everyone, whether you use LAL transportation or provide your own.
Class or group visits
Group visits and classroom sessions involving the special collections will continue as in the past. It will just involve a little more planning. Please contact us at LAL@tulane.edu to arrange a session. We will need at least two weeks’ notice.
TRANSPORTATION TO OLAL
The Library will provide transportation to and from OLAL, according to the following schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
•9:00am – Leave Uptown Campus: Meet at corner of Dixon Hall (bldg. 68) and Newcomb Boulevard.
•12:00pm – Leave OLAL; Arrive at Uptown Campus at 12:15pm
•12-1:30pm – OLAL closed for lunch
•1:30pm – Leave Uptown campus : Meet at corner of Dixon Hall and Newcomb Place
•4:30pm – Leave OLAL; Arrive at Uptown Campus at 4:45pm
You are welcome to bring your own vehicle to OLAL. There is ample parking along the perimeter of the building. Tulane parking permits are not needed.
OLAL is located at: 900 South Jefferson Davis Parkway
Directions from Uptown campus: See map.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Please bring a valid photo ID or your Tulane ID, if applicable. You must surrender your ID to OLAL staff in order to consult rare materials.
Researchers who arrive in the morning to OLAL are welcome to stay the entire day until closing time (4:30pm). Given that we close from 12-1:30pm, you may wish to bring your lunch. There is a refrigerator, coffeemaker, and microwave available for use. There is also a lounge with tables and chairs, separate from the reading room.
We look forward to seeing you at OLAL!