Dupré Library serves the following patrons:
Everyone associated with the University in addition to the general public. The UL Lafayette faculty, staff and students are required to have a current and validated University ID to borrow materials.
Among those patrons who are not associated with the University, only those who wish to purchase a Friends of the Library membership may borrow library materials.
Alumni who possess an "alumni card" are also extended borrowing privileges.
Finally, the Louisiana Academic Library Information Consortium (LALINC), which consists of faculty, staff and graduate students from all state institutions in good standing are issued a LALINC card allowing them cooperative borrowing privileges.