LUMCON's library collection was originally housed in Ellender Memorial Library, located at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. After completion of the Marine Center in 1986, the collection was moved to its present location. Since that time, the library has become an active resource center for LUMCON faculty and staff, as well as Consortium member institutions, visiting researchers, students and the public.
The LUMCON Library is a member of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC), Southeast Affiliate of IAMSLIC Libraries (SAIL), Louisiana Library Network and Information Consortium (LOUIS) and Louisiana and Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC). The Library has access to OCLC online services, as well as LOUIS-provided indices. LUMCON's library catalog is available online.
The collection and development of the library materials are aimed to reflect LUMCON's research programs. The Library collection has approximately:
- 4,200 monographs
- 5,800 bound volumes
- 200 journal titles
- 26 current journal subscriptions
- 850 maps
- 35 atlases
- 3,500 government documents
- 1,200 reprints