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The librarians and staff of the Edith Garland Dupré Library provide UL Lafayette distance learning students with a positive educational experience through access to a large number of information resources and services. Listed here is an overview of the various services available to UL Lafayette distance learning students. If you have questions regarding library resources and services for distance learning activities, please contact me at the telephone number or email address below.

Lance Chance
Instructional Services Librarian
Dupré Library provides resources and support to the university’s distant learning programs, as directed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines regarding the provision of library services to distant learners. For more information, see the full text of the Distance Learning policy.
The three-story, inviting library provides a pleasant environment for research and study. Computer labs in the library provide access to the Internet, the MS Office Suite, database searching, email, and other applications. Printing is available.
Books and other materials may be borrowed from the library with a valid university ID card. Circulation period for books is three weeks. Renewals and holds are available in the department.
Copy machines are available on each floor of the library. Charges are 7 cents per page. Copies can be purchased with the university's Cajun Card, which also functions as an ID card.
Dupré Library is a hotspot for wireless networking. Wireless networking allows users of mobile devices such as laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDA's) to access a computer network (such as the UL Lafayette campus network or the Internet) without the need for a physical (that is, hardwired) connection. On all three floors of the library, coverage is designed to provide service to open seating areas. If you are having trouble getting a strong signal please look for the twin black antennas pointing down from the ceiling and sit where you can see them.
The Reference Department provides services to individual users during all the hours that the Library is open. In addition to personal one-on-one service, the reference department offers electronic reference services to remote patrons via e-mail and live chat. The Reference Department may also be contacted through such social networking sites as FacebookFacebook logo. The Facebook user name is Edith Garland Dupre. Students or faculty requiring specialized or lengthy assistance can use the appointment-based reference service, which allows the reference librarians to devote more attention to their research needs.
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Interlibrary Loan exists to provide faculty and graduate students (not undergraduates) with access to the materials they need to conduct serious research. If Dupré Library does not own an item that you need, you may obtain it from another institution through this service.
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There is usually no charge for borrowing books through Interlibrary Loan. The cost for photocopying other materials may vary. You can expect to pay between $3.00 - $12.00 per photocopy request. Information regarding policies and procedures is available from the library's ILL website at: http://library.louisiana.edu/ILL/.
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Online requests for ILL materials are encouraged and forms are available via the ILLiad online system at: http://library.louisiana.edu/ILL/.  Click on the ILLiad Login link. First time users must register.
Distance learners in Louisiana have borrowing privileges at university and college libraries throughout the state with a LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium) reciprocal borrower's card. The LALINC card form is available at the Circulation Department in Dupré Library. You may also contact Circulation Department at Dupré Library at 337-482-6025 or via email for more information.
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The library's proxy server allows remote access to its online databases. If prompted, enter your UL UCS CLID and password. For more information on obtaining a UCS CLID visit:
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Computing Support Services provides dialup Internet access to University students, faculty, and staff. Once connected, users will be able to access a full range of TCP/IP services, including the World-Wide Web, electronic mail, Telnet, FTP, and other Internet-enabled applications. For more information visit:
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The Reference Department provides access to numerous subject-specific and general online databases. These include periodical databases, e-books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, legal documents, newspapers, U.S. government publications, and other reference sources. An alphabetical list and subject guide of these resources is available on the Library's Reference Online Center page at:
Edith Garland Dupré Library provides a web-based library catalog. With the look of an Internet search engine, the catalog simplifies searches for library materials and information. A major advantage of a web-based catalog is the wealth of options it provides. User-friendly, pull-down menus offer keyword, author, title, subject, and series searches. The advanced search mode allows users to search any combination of these terms.
The "My Account" option also gives users access to their circulation records. UL Lafayette faculty, staff, and current students to renew items they have checked out and to place holds on items checked out by others.
Access from http://library.louisiana.edu.
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The Louisiana Union Catalog allows you to search any or all of the Louisiana academic library catalogs at the same time. For more information visit:
Instructional Services Librarian
Lance Chance
InterLibrary Loan
Deborah Johnson
Reference Department1
Betsy Miguez, Assistant Dean of Public Services
Get research help from the Reference Desk.
Dupré Library Fax number:
UL Lafayette Continuing Education
Elaine Livers, Director
UL Lafayette IT Help Desk
UL Lafayette Office of Distance and Electronic Learning
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Lance Chance, Instructional Services Librarian
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Document last revised Friday, July 16, 2010 10:59 AM

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Edith Garland Dupré Library, PO Box 40199, Lafayette LA 70504
Circulation Desk: 337/482-6025 · Reference Desk: 337/482-6030
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