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General Information


Library hours align with semester schedules and University closures; open late evenings during Fall and Spring; open 24 hours during the week leading up to and the week of Final Exams; view Library Hours


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


Visitor parking is available on Levels 1 and 2 in the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage with hourly parking fees; use the ParkMobile app for hourly paid parking in designated areas; accessible parking spaces are available behind the library off of Rex Street next to Parking Zone 8 (PDF)


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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


Access the Dupré 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, print and non-print back files, over 250 research databases, 560,000+ eBooks, 100+ research guides, an array of items from special collections, U.S. government information, and much more

Computer Labs

Copy Machines

For campus departmental use only. Copy machines no longer accept Cajun Cards for student use.


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


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Group / Individual Study Spaces


Self-service KIC Scanning Station Locations (free scans):

A microfilm scanner is available in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the 3rd floor.

Staff produced scans of various types are available for a fee.

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

Special Collections services encompasses the following:

Other Collections and Affiliates include:


Combination of trained professional and civil service staff


Find more information under Technology in the Library.


Primarily students, faculty, and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; the library is open to the public and welcomes visitors, guests, and researchers; view Visitor Information

Vending Machines

Maintained by outside vendors

  • Drinks — 1st Floor Copy Center
  • Snacks — 1st Floor Copy Center and 2nd Floor Main Hallway
  • Student Supplies — 1st Floor STEP Lab

Writing Center

Satellite Station — On-site during the Fall and Spring semesters to help students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines at any stage in the writing process; visit the Writing Center for information