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About Dupré Library

Susan Richard | Professor and Interim Dean of University Libraries | (337) 482-6396 | Room 215


Mission & Vision Strategic Priorities Year in Review Assessment


Centrally located on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupré Library is at the heart of the University. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Here, you have access to resources spanning more than 1.5 million bound volumes, 2 million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, print and non-print back files, over 200 databases, 500,000 eBooks and an array of items from the following special collections: Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC), Louisiana Room, which includes the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, Rare Book Collection, University Archives & Manuscripts Collection, U.S. Government Information, Ernest J. Gaines Center, and, coming soon, Blanco Public Policy Center. The library is home to Jazzman's Café & Bakery located in the rear of the building on the 1st Floor.

As a student, faculty, or staff member, you have full access to the library's resources either through our catalog or our extensive range of electronic databases. These resources are available 24/7 on and off-campus. You may search the holdings of affiliated libraries including the following: the Instructional Materials Center or the Reading Center, located in Maxim Doucet Hall, Room 101B & 104, which houses materials to be used in classroom instruction on the elementary and secondary levels, the William S. Patout III Sugar Library in Patoutville, LA and the Hilliard University Art Museum located on campus.

The library is also home to several high traffic student computer labs on the 1st and 2nd Floors. These include a STEP Lab consisting of 150 computers and 3 printers, the Reference Online Center (ROC Lab) with 24 computers, and the Gloria S. Cline Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory (Bib Lab) SMART Classroom, which includes 30 computers, a podium with a workstation, projection system, telephone conferencing, and other equipment. As a service to the University’s graduate students, the library also provides a Graduate Student Computer Lab equipped with 6 computers. These computer labs are open to students during library hours.

Dupré Library also welcomes visitors and general public patrons who may use the library's books, periodicals, online databases, archival collections, U.S. Federal Depository Library, and other resources on-site for general and research purposes.

Here at the library, our trained, 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.