Dupré Library

Centrally located on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, Edith Garland Dupré Library is essential to the academic and creative life of the University.

It is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Many of its resources are available off-site to University users.

Services & Support

Not only do we hold the information you want and need, but we have librarians and staff members to help you, Writing Center tutors, computer labs, group study rooms and much more.

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STEP Computer Lab at Your Disposal

The Dupré STEP Lab is considered by students and campus I.T. as a premier open computer lab and a model for other labs to follow in providing service to patrons. 

A large majority of the student body utilizes our lab to further their academic goals.

Study Break

A perfect place to study and re-energize, Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery is conveniently located in the back of Dupré Library.

At Jazzman’s Cafe you can enjoy tasty treats such as fresh brewed and flavored coffees, smoothies, cookies, salads, and sandwiches.

Nice and Quiet

If you are looking for a peaceful place to study look no further. Dupré Library has a comfy chair or table just for you.

So the next time your roommates are making a racket or you just need to unplug from distractions, make your way over to the library.

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Centrally located on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupré Library is at the heart of the University. Here, you have access to millions of volumes and e-resources, plus an array of special collections like the Ernest J. Gaines Center and the Cajun and Creole Music Collection.

Explore our resources or take a break to sip a coffee in Jazzman's Café. Feel free to use one of our 200+ computers, or learn about the library's resources in our SMART classroom.

Here at the library, our trained and professional faculty and staff members have interests and talents in many fields, which allow us to provide the highest quality service to you. We are making a constant effort to improve the University library system. The rapid growth of our collections and our use of the latest technologies in efficient library service, plus our work with faculty across the campus, all work together to assure you receive the finest in library service available.

Unique items from Special CollectionsDid You Know?

The Special Collections Department contains several different areas and programs: the Louisiana Room, the Rare Book Collection, the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, the Ernest J. Gaines Center, the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, the University Records Management Program, and the Microforms Room. Go to the Special Collections web pages to find out more.