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Visitors to Special Collections

Dupré Library welcomes visitors to use Special Collections materials. These materials include those identified in the Library Catalog by the University Archives & Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Louisiana Room, Rare Book Collection, Cajun & Creole Music Collection, Ernest J. Gaines Center, U.S. Government Information, or Microforms. Guides available on the individual department pages can identify other uncataloged materials.

Special Collections materials must be used in the reading area of the specific collection since materials do not circulate. The collections do not permit general browsing. Visitors who wish to use materials require a current validated University of Louisiana at Lafayette ID, driver’s license, or other picture ID. The exception is the U.S. Government Documents Collection where the collection permits browsing and visitors can borrow materials with a current validated University of Louisiana at Lafayette ID.

Be aware that most Special Collections departments observe limited hours of access. Visitors should contact the department in advance to make the best use of their time while in the library. Staff members can advise researchers on the availability of materials and other relevant collections, as well as hours of opening.

For more information on rules and regulations of the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, please see the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room Patron Policy.

For more information on Special Collections, please see Dupré Library's Special Collections Policy.

For help or further information, contact the individual departments:

University Archives & Acadiana Manuscripts Collection
(337) 482-6031
Room 314

Louisiana Room
(337) 482-6031
Room 314

Rare Book Collection
(337) 482-6031
Room 314

Cajun & Creole Music Collection
(337) 482-1174
Room 386

Ernest J. Gaines Center
(337) 482-1848
Room 383

U.S. Government Information
(337) 482-1174
1st Floor

(337) 482-6030
Room 155

[ Last Revised on September 20, 2019 ]