Marjorie Hills

Iberia Parish Library

Established in 1947, the Iberia Parish Library System had its origins in community libraries already present in New Iberia, Jeanerette, and Weeks Island. Originally located on Weeks Street in a building designed by Owen Southwell, the library later relocated to the Civic Center on June 27, 1966, situated on the former Henshaw House site, graced by century-old oaks and the Bayou Teche.

Over time, the system expanded to eight outlets across the parish, boasting a collection of 210,000+ volumes. The Iberia Parish Library was a pioneering public library in Louisiana, becoming fully automated for circulation and cataloging. It now offers Internet services at all branches and is renowned for the I.A. and Carroll Martin Photography Collection, as well as award-winning children’s programs.

Beyond a repository of books and a computer center, the Iberia Parish Library serves as a cultural hub. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of events such as lectures, concerts, storytelling sessions, and art exhibitions. Recognized with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Award for its extensive programming, the library warmly welcomes the public to all its enriching events.


Unlock a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips using the provided links. Dive into a world of literature, research, and learning with our extensive collection of books, eBooks, audiobooks, and digital archives. Explore our online databases or indulge in our educational resources tailored to all ages. Join our community events, workshops, and author talks to enrich your experience. Don’t miss out – start your journey of discovery today by exploring all that Iberia Parish Library has to offer!