For the safety of our UL Lafayette community, Dupré Library remains CLOSED. Access to online resources, virtual research assistance, and curbside delivery services are available. See our COVID-19 Library FAQ for current services. Dupré Library will REOPEN for the Fall semester on August 17, 2020. See our Fall 2020 Services.


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Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of Edith Garland Dupré Library, as an integral part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is to support fully the instructional and research programs of the University by providing access to information through the teaching, acquisition, organization, and preservation of information resources in all formats to the University's academic community, the region, and the state.

Vision Statement

Edith Garland Dupré Library, centrally located on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is an essential component of the academic and creative life of the institution. An expert and responsive staff will interact with students, faculty, and staff at multiple points in their research, teaching, learning, and publishing by providing high quality, innovative services. By creating a welcoming physical and virtual space, the library will be an active and vibrant part of the University academic community. Edith Garland Dupré Library will continue to collect, preserve, and display the history and culture of the University as well as the community, the region, and the state.