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Edith Garland Dupré 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 electronic resources, plus an array of special collections like the Ernest J. Gaines Center and the Cajun & Creole Music Collection.

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


Dupré Library's Federal Depository Library receives and provides free and equal access to U.S. government publications and information distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).


Credo Reference provides over 3 million full-text entries on all disciplines from reference works including online dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, guides, videos, and more. It also includes additional content from other sources such as EBSCO, JSTOR, and Google Books. Try Credo's Mind Map brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search. Credo is updated regularly.

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