Circulation of U.S. Government Documents Policy
- Most government documents may be checked-out or circulated.
- Products that require hardware or software not available or not provided by the library are available for check-out.
Non-circulating materials (Library Use Only):
- Materials designated as Government Documents Reference
- Fragile or rare government documents
- Designated serial or periodical issues
- Microfiche and other microforms
- Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Depository Coordinator/Head of Government Information.
Who May Borrow
- Students, faculty, and staff with a current validated University of Louisiana at Lafayette ID
- Spouse and children of current University faculty/staff/students with written permission from ID holder
- Eligible LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Card borrowers
- Eligible borrowers during intersession
- University retirees with a library circulation account in good standing
- The general public may borrow government documents held by Dupré Library by requesting them through interlibrary loan services of their local public library or other libraries of affiliation.
Charges for Lost or Damaged Documents
- Full replacement cost plus the current Dupré Library service charge. Consult with Depository Coordinator/Head of Government Information to determine replacement costs.
- If replacement cost cannot be determined: Apply service charge only.
Loan Periods, Fines & other Regulations
- Refer to Dupré Library's Circulation Services Policies & Procedures.
Interlibrary Loan for U.S. Government Documents Policy
- ILL requests are made for items that the library does not select, for items that have not been received due to shortages, or for damaged or lost items.
- Initial requests may be sent to the regional libraries, Louisiana Tech and LSU. Generally, requests are made to other depositories or non-depository libraries via OCLC.
- ILL accounts are available to the current University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, faculty, and staff; and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette retirees with a library circulation account in good standing
- The general public may request government documents held by other depository libraries by requesting them through interlibrary loan services of their local public library or other libraries of affiliation. Our depository will inform government information users of the ILL services available via other libraries.
[ Last Revised on December 19, 2019 ]