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Library Resources for Graduate & PhD Students: Library Services

This LibGuide was designed to introduce SU Graduate Students to Library Resources and Services available at John B. Cade Library

John B. Cade Library

Technical Assistance

Off-Campus Access

The EZ Proxy system allows off-campus access to information resources that are restricted to Southern University students, faculty, and staff. EZProxy allows your-off-campus computer to be identified as a part of the university network.

If you are not on-campus you will be prompted by EZProxy to enter the following:


USERID (or ALTID)=Banner Identification Number

Example: U0123456


Technical Support

If you have any problems accessing databases remotely please contact the Ask Here Desk at (225)771-2841, or contact Ms. Payne at (225)771-2604.


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.


 Virtual Reference Appointment Request

The Virtual Reference services allow distance learners to schedule an appointment with a librarian. 

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.

Group Study Rooms

Did you know that Group Study Rooms are available at John B. Cade Library?

(Groups of 4-6 people)

2 Group Study Rooms are available in the Reference Reading Room located on the 1st floor of the library. Study Rooms are available for brainstorming, group work, presentation rehearsal, etc. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. You will need to present a current Southern University Identification Card to reserve a room.

If you have any questions contact the Ask Here Desk at (225)771-2841.

Individual Study Carrels (1-2 people)

Study Carrels are available for check-out at the 1st Floor Ask Here Desk. Study carrels are located on the 2nd floor of the library and provides a computer and desk for students who need a quiet place to study.

You will need your current SU ID Card to reserve a study carrel at the 1st floor Ask Here Desk. If you have any question please contact the Ask Here Desk at (225)771-2841.


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 Services


Apple iPads and Amazon Kindles are available for check-out at the 1st Floor Ask Here Desk. You will need a current Southern University ID Card to check-out a Kindle. For more information on checking-out an iPad, or Kindle please feel free to contact the Ask Here Desk at (225)771-2841.

Computer Labs

The Library has 2 computer labs located on the 2nd floor of the library.

InformationTechnology Center

Computer Lab 1: The Information Technology Center has Microsoft (Word, Exel, Powerpoint), 2 Plasma Televisions, 2 Group Study Rooms, 30+ Computers.

Computer Lab 2: Library Learning Resource Center has 65 computers, Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and 4 Scanners

Library Departments