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Fall 2021 Services

Library Hours

August 23 - November 28, 2021

Monday - Thursday |
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday |
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday |
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday |
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

November 29 - December 10, 2021

Open 24 hours

November 29 |
Open 7:00 a.m.

December 10 |
Close 4:30 p.m.

For closures and hours for library departments, see our Hours page.

Library Use

The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Face coverings are required in all areas of the library and users are expected to practice appropriate physical distancing. The back entrance will remain closed. Jazzman’s Café is open Monday - Friday.
Be a friend to yourself. Be a friend to others. Masks required on campus.Keep at least 6 feet apart

Circulation Services and Reserves

Books and materials may be borrowed and reserved as usual.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

ILL is accepting requests for books and journal articles, book chapters, theses, and dissertations. Arrival of materials will depend on closures at other libraries.

Library Instructional Services

The library instruction team will work with any instructor to help meet research and information literacy student learning objectives. Whether the class is in-person, hybrid, or online, the library offers a variety of pandemic-flexible options for synchronous and asynchronous library instruction and will design support for specific research assignments. Email your library instruction request to

Reference & Research Services

Access to digital resources is available 24/7. Authentication with a ULID is required. Research assistance is available at the Reference Desk and through the Ask-a-Librarian service during posted library hours of operation. Research assistance is also available by scheduled appointments via email at

Special Collections

(Archives, Cajun & Creole Music Collection, Gaines Center, U.S. Government Information)

Research services are provided, including duplication and digitization of materials in the collections for both the UL community and researchers from outside the university community. Research assistance is available face-to-face on a limited basis by scheduled appointments with the Special Collections staff.

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Eagle Logo Access to online U.S. government information and Federal depository publications are available via the website, research guides, and online catalog. Research assistance is available at the Reference Desk, through the Ask-a-Librarian service during posted library hours of operation, and by scheduled appointments, either in-person or remotely.


The STEP Lab located in the Library is open during building hours. The lab is reduced in size to maintain social distancing restrictions. Printing is available.

Graduate Computer Lab

This lab is available for use through check out at the Circulation Desk on first floor.

Individual Study Cubicles

These rooms are available for use through check out at the Circulation Desk on first floor.

Group Study Rooms

These rooms are closed temporarily.

Library Equipment

Copiers and scanners are available for users.

Library Website

Visit the library website and social media sites for up-to-date information about hours of operation and protocols and procedures to obtain library materials and information.

[ Last Revised on August 16, 2021 ]