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Visitor Information
Welcome to Edith Garland Dupré Library on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Library FAQ
Use of Resources within the Library by Visitors
  • Visitors may use Dupré Library’s books, periodicals, and online databases onsite for scholarly research purposes, providing use does not conflict with Dupré Library’s primary responsibility to the UL Lafayette community.
  • Users of federal government information resources will be provided services comparable to those for primary patrons.
  • Alumni who possess an "alumni card" are extended borrowing privileges.
  • Visitors who are not associated with the university, may wish to purchase a Friends of the Library card (at the annual cost of $35.00) to borrow library materials.
  • The Louisiana Academic Library Information Consortium (LALINC), which consists of faculty, staff, and graduate students from all state institutions in good standing are issued a LALINC card allowing them cooperative borrowing privileges. See attachment for library circulation regulations applying to LALINC users.
  • Visitors leaving with uncharged library materials or mutilated materials will be referred to University Police.
  • Minors must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.
Special Collections
  • Materials in Special Collections are identified in the Library's online catalog by "Louisiana Room," "Rare Book Room," "University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection," "Cajun and Creole Music Collection," or "Microforms."
  • Materials in these collections must be used in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the third floor of Dupré Library or, in the case of microforms, in the Microforms Department on first floor.
  • Materials in these collections do not circulate.
  • The stacks in the Louisiana Room, Rare Book Collection, University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, and Cajun and Creole Music Collection are closed to general browsing.
  • A valid ID is required to use these materials.
Use of Electronic Resources
  • The Reference Online Center computer lab provides access to the Library's online catalog, electronic research databases and federal government information resources. No general Internet use is available to visitors.
  • Edith Garland Dupré Library is contractually obligated to limit remote access to licensed online library resources to current UL Lafayette students, faculty, and staff. Members of the public can access most of these library e-resources within the library.
  • While printing is not available, visitors can save online documents using the email function within the online database (if available) or by downloading them to a USB drive.
  • Wireless access in Dupré Library is limited to UL Lafayette students, faculty, and staff.
  • Visitors with wireless laptops may want to use local businesses that offer free or fee wireless connections. Another option for visitors to Lafayette, is the Lafayette Public Library.
Microform reader/printers
  • The Microforms Department has machines for viewing all formats of microforms and for printing from microfilm, microfiche, and microcard.
  • Self-serve photocopiers are located in the 1st and 2nd floor copy centers and the 3rd floor copier is located in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room.
  • Photocopiers are maintained by Circulation Services.
  • Cost for photocopying is $.07 per 8.5" X 11" page.
  • Photocopying requires a Copy Card. Copy Cards are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • A Copy Card ATM machine is located in the 1st floor Copy Center, allowing visitors to add funds to their Copy Card.
  • Only UL Lafayette students, faculty, and staff with CLIDs can print from Dupré Library computers.
  • Visitors can save online documents using the email function within the online database (if available) or by downloading them to a USB drive.
  • To print from federal government information resources, go to the Reference Desk.
NOTICE: Warning concerning copyright restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproductions for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
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Document last revised Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:31 PM hcp

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