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Reference & Research Services Policies & Procedures


To provide informational resources in support of the academic and research programs of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and to provide professional and expert reference assistance and instruction to the University's students, faculty, staff, and to the general public in their research or information-seeking processes.


The primary users are the University's students, faculty, and staff. Reference offers some services and facilities to the general public; however, they may give priority to current members of the University in the use of any service or reference tool. Users of federal government information resources and services will be provided services comparable to those for University users.

Circulation of Materials

Reference & Research Services do not circulate materials found in their department.


Reference Desk | (337) 482-6025 | 1st Floor |

[ Last Revised on May 9, 2023 ]

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.