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Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab

The Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab is adjacent to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor. This lab provides twenty-four (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. Students can print to the STEP Lab printers on the 1st floor from these computers using PaperCut.

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

Applications available:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, OneDrive, Teams)
  • 7-Zip
  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • ChemDraw
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • PaperCut
  • Phon, Keyman SIL, and DoulosSIL Font
  • SPSS Analytical (install from Software Center)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Other applications are available in Software Center

Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab Policy

ROC Lab computers are available thanks to a Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) Grant.


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.

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

Questions? Ask a Librarian.

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 visiting several databases or viewing or downloading a substantial amount of material from within databases in a short period of time may receive a browser warning and, as a security precaution, their access will be suspended for two (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.