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General Library Policies

User Responsibilities and Ethics

Edith Garland Dupré Library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Library materials must be shared and preserved for the benefit of the entire community of library users. Library patrons must respect the rights of the other persons in the Library.

The following rules will be enforced:

  • No loud talking (noise levels apply)
  • No audio from personal media devices
  • No smoking or vaping
  • 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

Failure to comply with reasonable policies may result in suspension or cancellation of library privileges.


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 government information resources will be provided with services comparable to those for primary patrons.

For more information, view our Visitor Information section.

Information Technology, Computers, and Electronic Resources

Library patrons are expected to comply with the University's published policies on the use of computers and network resources. The technology policies are on the University IT Help Desk website. Any questions about these policies should be referred to the University Office of Information Technology.

Database Use
  • Electronic databases are limited to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette authorized users (students, faculty, and staff). Users must follow Fair Use as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with individual providers. The material obtained through online databases must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. Improper use generally includes, but is not limited to, utilizing robots/auto crawlers, downloading entire electronic journals, printing numerous copies of a single article, or publishing articles made available through the databases. Unauthorized use of Dupré Library databases and other electronic resources can result in revocation of access.
  • Users of Federal government information resources will also be provided services comparable to those for primary patrons.
  • For more information, view our Use of Electronic Resources by Visitors.
Wireless Network
  • University Office of Network Services provides wireless connectivity on the main campus, including throughout Dupré Library.
  • Primary users of the wireless network are the University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, faculty and staff with a current ULID and password, although guest registration is allowed.
  • Users should follow these instructions to connect to the network:
    • Open your device's Wireless Connection Settings
    • Choose the University's network
    • A web browser should automatically launch
    • Follow the steps listed
  • For more detailed instructions, refer to the University IT Help Desk's "Connecting to UL-WiFi", which contains more information with screenshots.
  • More information about the wireless network found in the Library can be found on our Wireless Network page.

Disability Services

Students with disabilities have access to library resources. Dupré Library complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

  • Equipment for the visually impaired is located on the 1st Floor adjacent to the STEP Lab
  • Reference & Research Services provides assistance in locating books and services within the Library
  • The Library's website employs the web accessibility's guidelines provided by the University's Web Style Guide

Additional services on campus are provided by the Office of Disability Services

Vandalism & Mutilation of Library Resources

The Library building, the equipment, furniture, and the Library's collections are resources owned by the State of Louisiana. Theft, vandalism, and mutilation of State property will be handled 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 of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Affairs Division website.

[ Last Revised on April 10, 2019 ]