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Library Services and Resources for Distance Education Students: Library Departments & Services

This LibGuide will provide valuable information on library services and resources available at John B. Cade Library.

John B. Cade Library

Library Hours


Monday- Thursday 7:30 am-12:00 Midnight
Friday 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm


Library Departmental Telephone Numbers

Library Services

Southern University Campus Departments

Library Services

The Ask Here Desk/Information is staffed with librarians who can help you brainstorm research topics, find sources, and answer any relative questions you have. Contact the Ask Here Desk at (225) 771-2841.

Library Liaisons

John B. Cade Library Liaisons provide students, faculty, and staff specialized assistance in their areas of expertise, supporting academic programs at Southern University.

Reference Appointment Request

John B. Cade Library is pleased to offer reference appointments to Distance Learner Students. Distance Learner Students may set-up individual appointments with librarians in order to receive in-depth research assistance in the selection of books, databases and other library resources or services. Basic appointments can run 30 minutes to an hour. Appointments can be held via SKYPE, by phone, or email.


Skype Virtual Reference Appointment Request

Skype allows distance learners to schedule an appointment with librariansusing a microphone, webcam, and instant message over the internet. Skype is available to download at


Phone Request

Phone the Ask Here Desk for research or reference assistance at (225)771-2841. Librarians are available to answer your reference or research queries.