Public records are a fundamental tenet of democracy, as public records belong to the people who enabled their creation and use. Keeping and providing access to public records is an essential element of government, and this is even more important in public libraries as our mission as is to provide information to our patrons.
As part of our commitment to open access and transparency, we strive to facilitate public access to information about library operations. One such way is through our provision of records as governed by Louisiana's Public Records Laws (Title 44).
We also have a Web Archive. This helps us to meet recordkeeping requirements for public access, increasing transparency, accountability, and the ability to continue accessing information even when it is no longer available on the current website. This contains older versions of our website and social media presence.