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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; the lot on the side of the Student Union is designated as complimentary 30-minute parking; accessible parking spaces are available behind the library on Rex Street next to Parking Zone 8 and in Parking Zone 7 on St. Mary Boulevard; view the Office of Transportation Services


Ask a Librarian or Contact Us


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

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 and archives, U.S. government information, and much more


Access the Dupré Library Catalog to find print and online books, periodical titles, government information, microforms, CDs/DVDs, and more; dedicated computers for searching the catalog are available on each floor across from the elevators

Borrowing Material

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

Centers & Affiliated Libraries

Centers located in Dupré Library:

Affiliated Libraries located On Campus:

Affiliated Libraries located Off-Campus:

Computer Labs

Copy Machines

For campus departmental use only; view Copy Machines


Over 250 research databases, the majority of them available off-campus and via mobile devices; view Databases


Self-service KIC Scanning Stations are available on all floors to use at no charge; staff-produced scans of various types are available for a fee; a microfilm scanner is available in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the 3rd floor

Sound Levels

  • 1st Floor – Normal Conversations
  • 2nd Floor – Individual & Group Study and Quiet Zones
  • 3rd Floor – Quiet Individual Study (use 2nd floor Quiet Zones during events on 3rd floor)

Special Collections

Special Collections services encompasses the following:

Other Libraries include:

Our Affiliates include:


Combination of trained professional and civil service staff

Study Spaces


Find more information about these items under Technology in the Library.

Vending Machines

Maintained by outside vendors

Writing Lab

The UL Lafayette Department of English provides writing assistance at its Writing Lab located in the library on the 1st floor in Room 155, around the corner from the Reference Desk; in-person tutoring services are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters to help students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines at any stage in the writing process; resources for those writing in English as a second language are also available; visit the Writing Lab for more information and hours