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Baton Rouge Room: Home

This page will help patrons learn about and search the Baton Rouge Room collection.

Baton Rouge Digital Archive


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Baton Rouge Room Catalog


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Archives Sites

August 17, 2022 presentation

Next program:  A View of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board: 1972-2005

By Press Robinson, former Southern University professor and first African-American elected to EBR Parish School Board.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 6:00 pm at the Main Library Large Meeting Room.


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Illustrated History of Baton Rouge

Featured Items

Driving Tour of East Baton Rouge Parish

Check out the new Driving Tour of East Baton Rouge Parish exhibit! Take the exhibit with you as you explore historic buildings downtown.  All addresses are included in the building description at the top of the page so you can copy them directly to a GPS.  

Red Stick @ Home Exhibit

Special Collections invites you to contribute your pictures, videos, and audio to the Red Stick @ Home Online Exhibit. Fill out this simple submission form, and an archivist with approve the content to be uploaded to the exhibit.  To learn more, check out the Covid-19 tab. 

Red Stick @ Home Collection

Governor John Bel Edwards issued the Stay at Home Order on March 22, 2020 in order to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  While there are many news reports and official announcements coming out on a daily basis the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is also interested in learning about and archiving your personal experiences during this unprecedented time.  In order to achieve this we need your help. Check out the Covid-19 to learn more about submission criteria.


The Special Collections Department includes the Baton Rouge Room Archive and the Genealogy Collection.

For more information about the Genealogy Collection please visit the Genealogy Infoguide.

Baton Rouge Room Policies and Procedures

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The Baton Rouge Room Archive

The mission of the Baton Rouge Room Collection is collect, manage, preserve, and provide access to, items that represent significant historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These items include but are not limited to photographs, manuscripts, documents, periodical publications, audiotapes and memorabilia.

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd.  Baton Rouge, La. The Baton Rouge Room is open 8am to 9:45 pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5:45 pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm to 9:45 pm Sunday.  (Please note, all archival materials will be recalled 30 minutes before closing). 


Please call 225-231-3752 for more information.