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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 Louisiana Room, Rare Book Room, University Archives & Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Ernest J. Gaines Center, Cajun & Creole Music Collection, U.S. Government Information, or Microforms. Guides available on the individual department pages can identify other uncataloged materials.

Visitors must use most of the materials in Special Collections 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 help or further information, contact the individual departments:

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

Louisiana Room
(337) 482-6031
Room 314

Rare Books Collection
(337) 482-5702
Room 314

University Archives & Acadiana Manuscripts Collection
(337) 482-5702
Room 314

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

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

Microforms
(337) 482-1191
Room 155


[ Last Revised on May 22, 2019 ]