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General Information


Library hours align with semester schedules and university closures; open late evenings during Fall and Spring; open 24/7 during the week leading up to and the week of Final Exams; see current Library Hours.


Edith Garland Dupré Library is at 400 E St Mary Blvd centrally located on the main campus; see Directions.


Visitor parking is available on Levels 1 and 2 in the parking garage located on Girard Park Circle; see Visitor Parking for hourly parking fees; accessible parking spaces are available behind the library off of Rex Street next to Parking Zone 8.


Ask a Librarian or Contact Us

Cajun Card

Check out library materials with your Cajun Card and use it to pay library fines or Interlibrary Loan fees; add funds to your Cajun Card using the ADM located in 1st Floor Copy Center.


Access the Library Catalog to find print and online books, periodical titles, government information, microforms, CDs/DVDs and more

Centers and Special Libraries

Located in Dupré Library:

Located on Campus:

Located Off-Campus:

Collection Size

Over 1.5 million bound volumes, 2 million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, over 200 databases, 500,000 eBooks, an array of items from special collections, and much more

Copy Machines

Available on all floors


Over 200 databases, the majority of them available off-campus and via mobile devices; see Databases.


see Employment

Group Study Rooms / Individual Study Carrels

Sound Levels

  • 1st Floor — Normal Conversations
  • 2nd Floor — Individual & Group Study
  • 3rd Floor — Quiet Individual Study (use 2nd Floor Quiet Zone during events on 3rd Floor)

Special Collections


Combination of trained professional and civil service staff


More Information about available Technology


Mainly students, faculty, and staff of the University; the library is open to the public and welcomes visitors, guests, and researchers; see Visitor Information.

Vending Machines

Maintained by outside vendors

  • Drinks & Snacks — 1st Floor in Copy Center
  • Student Supplies — 1st Floor near STEP Lab

Writing Center

On-site during the Fall and Spring semesters to help students at any stage in the writing process; see the Writing Center website for hours and more information.