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Where is ..... ?     Where are ..... ?
 
the library?
 
  The library is located at 400 E. St. Mary Blvd. between Johnston St. and Pinhook. It is in the heart of the UL Lafayette campus. [more info]
 
the library's catalog?
 
  The library catalog is available online. For users' convenience, pcs directly linked to the library's catalog are located throughout the library on the floors of the library. The majority are directly in front of the elevators. [more info]
   
the hours of the library?
  Hours vary by semester. During the fall and spring semesters, the library is open till midnight Monday through Thursday and closed Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. On Saturdays the library is open 10:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays the library is open 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Summer hours are shorter. [more info]
 
book check out?
 
  Books check out for three weeks with a valid University ID. Users may check out books by going to the Circulation Desk or by using the SelfCheck system adjacent to the Reference Desk. Renewals are available online under "My Account" in the library catalog. For items that are checked out, users may also place on online hold. [more info]
 
a reference question answered?
 
  Librarians can advise users about research options in person, on the phone, and through e-mail and real-time chat using the Ask Reference service.
 
an online database?
 
  Online databases may be searched either by title or subject. [more info]
 
help available for starting research?
 
  Search the Reference & Research Services's online databases and receive help at the Reference Online Center. Most databases are available by remote access via the University's proxy server with your CLID and password. Librarians can also advise users about research options in person, on the phone, and through e-mail and real-time chat using the Ask Reference service.
 
materials about Louisiana?
 
  The Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. [more info]
 
a copy of Louisiana's laws?
 
  The Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. [more info]
 
Louisiana maps?
 
  The Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. [more info]
 
Louisiana state documents?
 
  The Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. [more info]
 
Louisiana newspapers?
 
  The Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. Some major newspapers are also in Microforms. [more info]
 
other newspapers?
 
  Many back issues of newspapers are located in Microforms on the first floor of the library. [more info]
 
Federal laws, maps, and documents?
 
  U.S. Government information, including hearings, laws, agency publications and other materials is located on the first floor of the library adjacent to Reference & Research Services. [more info]
 
a computer for typing a paper?
 
  The library's STEP PC Lab, located on the first floor of the library. Available only to UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff.
 
the MLA style format?
 
  A reference guide is available at the Purdue Online Writing Lab. A printed manual is available at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor.
 
the APA style format?
 
  A reference guide is available at the Purdue Online Writing Lab. A printed manual is available at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor.
 
the Chicago Manual of Style?
  The Chicago Manual of Style Online is available from the library to UL Lafayette users only. A free reference guide is available at the Purdue Online Writing Lab. Also, a printed manual is available at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor.
 
a computer for surfing the Internet?
 
  The Dupré Library STEP PC Lab and the Dupré Library Reference Online Center. Available only to UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff.
 
a computer for checking email?
 
  The Dupré Library STEP PC Lab and the Dupré Library Reference Online Center. Available only to UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff.
 
a computer for using the library databases?
 
  The Dupré Library Reference Online Center. Available only to UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff.
 
an Internet connection for my laptop?
 
  Wireless Internet connections are located in the main corridor of the second floor stacks and elsewhere throughout the library. You must configure your computer with a wireless card or built-in wireless to access the University's official wireless network (UWIN) and register with the network. Physical Internet connections are located in the main corridor of the second floor stacks. You must first register with the university network. Connections are to be used by UL students, faculty, and staff only except under certain circumstances [more info].
 
a digital scanner device to scan my materials?
 
  There are four self-service scanners located in the first and second floor copy rooms and on the third floor in the Ernest J. Gaines Center and in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room. The scanner in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room is specially equipped with a book cradle to protect rare or fragile library materials. Users can save their files to a flash drive and can also email their files and upload them to Google Drive.

The scanners were provided by a STEP-funded grant.
 
adaptive technology for the visually impaired?
 
  A computer workstation and adaptive devices are available in Room 113 D, adjacent to the STEP PC Lab on the first floor. Circulation staff have a key to the room.
 
donate a book?
 
  Contact the Head of Collection Development at (337)482-6677. [more info]
 
donate funds or other items?
 
  The Edith Garland Dupré Library welcomes gifts of monetary funds, endowment funds, individual book purchases and library materials. Please refer to Donations & Gifts for more information or contact the Dean of Libraries.
   
materials placed on reserve by faculty?
 
  Reserve Desk [more info]
 
a copy of the UL Lafayette Budget?
 
  Reserve Desk [more info]
 
a copy of an old exam?
 
  Reserve Desk [more info]
 
a DVD?
  DVDs are housed at the Circulation Desk and may be checked out for two nights. A complete listing of all A/V materials can be found in the library catalog.
 
a video tape? Video Collection
 
  At the end of the PZ's on the 2nd floor. To search for videos in the library catalog, put the word "Video" either in the title field or the words or phrase field with your other search term.
 
an audio recording?
 
  CDs are housed at the Circulation Desk. Phonograph records and audiotapes are found in the Louisiana Room. Use the term "Sound recording" in the library catalog title field to limit to this material.
 
av equipment to view or listen to materials in the library's collection?
 
  TV/VCR combos are available in Rooms 113 A, B, and C, adjacent to the STEP PC Lab on the first floor. Portable stereo systems that play CDs and cassettes may be borrowed from the Reserve Desk for use in these rooms. Circulation staff have a key to the rooms.

Listening and viewing equipment is also available for CCMC materials in the CCMC area on the third floor.
 
a cup of coffee or pastry?
  JazzMan's Cafe and Bakery is located at the rear of the library. The shop features specialty coffees, teas, pastries, salads and sandwiches. It is open during the week except during the summer.
 
a quiet place to study in the library?
  The most quiet area is the third floor, designated for quiet individual study. There is also a quiet zone along the wall closest to the Biology building. Use this second floor zone during events being held on the third floor.
 
a group study area?
  Rooms are available for group study at the rear of the first floor and the front of the second floor. The large tables on the first and second floors may also be used for group study as well. Refer to the Noise Level Chart for more information on acceptable conversation levels per floor.
 
the New Titles Reading Room?
  At the rear of the 2nd floor on the left-hand side. This includes copies of popular magazines and journals. It is a good place to relax and unwind.
   
a list of open positions for the library?
 
  For available full time positions, refer to the library's Employment Opportunities and the university's Vacancies pages. For student aid positions, check with the Student Aid Office for federal financial aid student positions. For STEP Lab positions in the library, refer to the Prospective Employment Data Sheet.
 
a collection development liaison?
 
  [more info]
 
a collection of UL Lafayette dissertations and theses?
 
  In the regular stacks and the Louisiana Room:
 
    Doctoral dissertations:
LD3091 .L666 followed by year and beginning letters of surname
 
    Masters theses:
LD 3091 .L665 followed by year beginning letters of surname
 
a print magazine or journal?
 
  Most magazines and journals are shelved in hardbound covers according to their call number. They are located on all three floors of the library. Many journals are also availabe online. Check the library catalog under periodical titles.
 
a full-text magazine or journal?
 
  Links to full text e-journals available to Dupré Library are available through the A to Z resource and also accessible through the library catalog under periodical titles.
 
a UL Lafayette Yearbook?
 
  LD 3091 .L65A1; also in Special Collections.
 
a textbook for a class?
 
  The Library generally does not acquire textbooks for classes. However, sometimes an instructor may put a current edition on Reserve. Also, some older textbook editions may be in the library, accessible by title or editor.
 
a catalog for a college in Louisiana?
 
  Reference & Research Services keeps a few college and university catalogs.
 
a public telephone?
 
  Down the Grand Hallway on the first floor on the right.
 
a public restroom?
 
  Restrooms are centrally located on all three floors of the library.
 
a copy machine?
 
  Copy machines are located on all floors. A Cajun Card must be used to make copies on selected machines on the first and second floors. Regular size copies are seven cents each. An oversized copy machine is also available on the first floor.
 
a Cajun Card money machine?
  To add funds to their card, students may deposit up to $20.00 using the debit machine located in the first floor copy center. The general public may obtain a blank swipe card at Circulation and add funds to it using the debit machine.
 
a tax form?
 
  First floor, main hallway, just past Rm. 141- BIB LAB.
 
a library fine paid?
 
  Circulation Desk, first floor. Fines on books : $ .25 per day, per book. Minimum fine is $ .25 per book; maximum fine after 30 days is $10.00 per book. Fines must be paid with Cajun Cash.
 
an instructional handout for the library?
 
  Available online in Instructional Resources.
 
a library tour arranged?
 
  Contact the Instructional Services Librarian, Room 150, (337)482-1160.
 
another library from which Dupré patrons can borrow?
 
  Interlibrary Loan, first floor and via the web. This service is ONLY available to current UL Lafayette faculty, staff, students and retirees who are engaged in serious research.
   
 
   
 

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Document last revised Monday, July 29, 2013 10:29 AM

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