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The Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab

The Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab is adjacent to the Reference Desk. This lab provides 24 computers for researching and accessing online library resources, the Dupré Library Catalog, and U.S. Government Information resources.

Use your ULID and password to log in. The computers are networked to the printers located in the STEP Lab on the 1st floor. Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) fees provide printing availability for students.

Guests not affiliated with the University are allowed to use ROC Lab computers for research purposes only. Inquire at the Reference Desk and view the Use of Electronic Resources by Visitors Policy.

Software available includes:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, OneDrive, Teams, Edge)
  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • ChemDraw
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • PaperCut
  • Sophos Anti-Virus
  • VLC Media Player

Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab Policy


Accessing Online Library Resources

On and off-campus access to online library resources, such as databases and journals, is available to students, faculty, and staff. The majority of online library resources are accessible remotely (off-campus).

Use your ULID and password when you see the 'Log in to Library Resources' page. Your login will remain active across multiple databases. After one hour of non-use, the session will time out and you will be required to log in again.

Visitors can access online library resources within Dupré Library. Remote (off-campus) access is not allowed. View the Use of Electronic Resources by Visitors for more information.

View important information about Database Use and Accessibility.

For help with access issues, try these general troubleshooting tips.

Database Use: Access to online databases provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library is limited to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Users both on and off-campus will be required to log in with their ULID and password. Users must follow 'Fair Use' as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with database providers. Online database material obtained must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. Improper use generally includes, but is not limited to, excessive use, utilizing robots/auto crawlers, downloading entire journals, printing numerous copies of a single article, or publishing articles made available through the databases. Users downloading or viewing a lot of material within a short time may receive a browser warning and, as a security precaution, will have restricted access for 2 hours. Unauthorized and improper use of online databases and other online resources provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library can result in access revocation. For questions about use, Ask a Librarian.

Database Accessibility: EBSCO, one of the library's major database providers, is committed to providing positive experiences for all users. They have provided an EBSCO Accessibility – Navigation Guide and an EBSCO eBook Accessibility User Guide and FAQs for using their databases.