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Use of Resources Within the Library by Visitors

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

Books and other resources can be located using the online Library Catalog. Other services available to non-University visitors are:

  • Alumni who possess an "alumni card" are extended borrowing privileges.
  • Visitors who wish to borrow library materials are invited to donate to the library at an annual cost of $100.00 or more.
  • The LOUIS Consortium (LOUIS), which consists of faculty, staff, and graduate students from all state institutions in good standing are issued a Reciprocal Borrowing Card allowing them cooperative borrowing privileges.

Minors under the age of ten must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Library patrons who are unable to meet this requirement, but wish to use the Federal depository collections and services, should contact Reference & Research Services or the U.S. Government Information departments for assistance.

Please note that visitors leaving with uncharged library materials or mutilated materials will be referred to University Police.