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General Library Policies

User Responsibilities and Ethics

Dupré Library is open to UL 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 (sound 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 should abide by 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


  • 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. For more detailed instructions with screenshots, refer to the University IT Service Desk's "Connecting to the Campus Network".
    • Open your device's Wireless Connection Settings
    • Choose a University network: GeauxWIFI requires a ULID and password or GeauxGuest for visitors
    • A web browser should automatically launch
    • Follow the steps listed to register your device

Find more information about the wireless network available.

Accessibility Services

Dupré Library strives to provide library spaces, services, and resources that are accessible to all. We are always open to suggestions and improvements.

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 9, 2023 ]