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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 resources spanning more than one million bound volumes, two million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, print and non-print back files, and an array of special collections, including Louisiana and Federal government publications, the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collections, the Ernest J. Gaines Center and the Cajun and Creole Music Collection.

As a student, faculty or staff member, you have full access to the library's resources. Most of the library's collections are available online through the library's catalog, which you may access over the Internet from home, office, or around campus. You can also utilize the Instructional Materials Center, a branch library located in Maxim Doucet Hall that houses instructional materials for the elementary- and secondary-level classroom, or affiliated libraries including the William S. Patout III Sugar Library and the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.

The library is also home to a STEP Computer Lab of 150 networked computers, printers, and servers that is open to students during library hours. You can also use one of the 60 computers in the library's other labs, or learn more about the library's resources in the SMART classroom. If you've stayed up all night cramming for that midterm, stop by Jazzman's Coffee Shop to refuel the next morning. It's located in the back of the library building.

Dupré Library also welcomes visitors and general public patrons, who may use the library's books, periodicals, online databases, archival collections and other resources onsite for general and research purposes. Users of the Federal depository government information resources are provided services comparable to those for University students, faculty and staff.

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.