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General Library Policies

User Responsibilities and Ethics

Dupré Library is open to University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, faculty and staff, and the general public. Library materials must be shared and preserved for the benefit of the entire community of library users. Library users must respect the rights of the other persons in the library.

  • No loud talking (noise levels apply)
  • No audio from personal media devices
  • No smoking or vaping
  • No pets—only service animals allowed
  • No bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards or scooters
  • No organized groups without permission from the Dean's Office
  • No food or drinks in the U.S. Government Documents Collection or other Special Collections areas

Failure to comply with reasonable policies may result in suspension or cancellation of library privileges. For more information, view the Library's Policies & Procedures.


Visitors may use library books, periodicals, online resources, and other materials on-site for general and research purposes, providing use does not conflict with Dupré Library's primary responsibility to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community. Users of Federal government information resources will be provided services comparable to those for University users.

For more information, view Visitor Information.

Electronic Resources

Computer Use

Library users are expected to comply with the University's technology policies on the use of computers and network resources. Refer any questions about these policies to the University Office of Information Technology.

Database Use

  • Access to online databases provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library is limited to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Users both on and off-campus will be required to log in with their ULID and password. Users must follow 'Fair Use' as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with database providers. Online database material obtained must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. Improper use generally includes, but is not limited to, excessive use, utilizing robots/auto crawlers, downloading entire journals, printing numerous copies of a single article, or publishing articles made available through the databases. Users downloading or viewing a lot of material within a short time may receive a browser warning and, as a security precaution, will have restricted access for 2 hours. Unauthorized and improper use of online databases and other online resources provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library can result in access revocation. For questions about use, Ask a Librarian.
  • Visitors can access online library resources within Dupré Library. Remote (off-campus) access is not allowed. View the Use of Electronic Resources by Visitors for more information.


  • University Office of Network Services provides wireless connectivity on the main campus, including throughout Dupré Library.
  • Users should follow these instructions to connect to the network:
    • Open your device's Wireless Connection Settings
    • Choose the University's network:
    • GeauxWIFI (PDF) (for University students, faculty, and staff; requires a ULID and password)
    • GeauxGuest (PDF) (for visitors)
    • A web browser should automatically launch
    • Follow the steps listed to register your device
  • For more detailed instructions with screenshots, refer to the University IT Service Desk's "Connecting to the Campus Network".
  • Find more information about the wireless network available.

Accessibility Services

We strive to provide spaces, services, and resources that are accessible to all users. Dupré Library complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Find more information under Accessibility Services. The Office of Disability Services provides additional services on campus.

Vandalism & Mutilation of Library Resources

The library building, equipment, furniture, materials, and collections are resources owned by the State of Louisiana. Dupré Library will handle theft, vandalism, and mutilation of State property according to the State of Louisiana laws and according to the Code of Student Conduct and Appeal Procedures.

A copy of the Code of Student Conduct and Appeal Procedures is available on the University's Student Affairs Division.

[ Last Revised on May 19, 2022 ]