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Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab

About the Lab

The Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab is located 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.

Word processing and ChemDraw software are also available. Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) fees provide printing availability for students.

Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab - Research Resources


Use Policy

Acceptable Use

Preference for the use of computers in the ROC Lab is given to researchers accessing the Dupré Library Catalog, databases, and government information resources. Those engaged in other activities may be asked to leave if a user needs a computer for research.

Guests not affiliated with the University are allowed computer access in the ROC Lab for research purposes only. For more information regarding the use of computers by guests, review the Use of Electronic Resources by Visitors Policy.

Unacceptable Use

Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Users must limit sessions to 30 minutes if others are waiting.
  • Beverages and food are prohibited at all computer workstations.
  • Users may not change any windows, DOS, or Explorer configurations or options.
  • Users may not move, disconnect, or reconfigure equipment.
  • Users are encouraged to download large files to personal memory devices rather than printing them.
  • Users may not download to hard drives or server drives. Download to personal memory devices only.
  • Users must abide by the University Computer & Network Policy (PDF).

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.

Computer Reservations

University of Louisiana at Lafayette instructors who wish to use the Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab computers for class instruction in the use of library resources may contact the Reference Desk at (337) 482-6030 or, at least two hours prior to the requested reservation time. A specific time and the number of students attending are also required when submitting a reservation request. The ROC Lab computers may be reserved a maximum of three times per section during each semester.

[ Last Revised on April 22, 2022 ]

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.