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Featured Guides

Integrating the Library into Moodle

This guide helps University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty integrate library services and resources into their Moodle courses.

Resources for Communication Studies

A guide for beginning research on communication

Federal Depository Library for U.S. Government Information

Use this guide to learn about and access information from Dupré Library's Federal Depository Library and U.S. government information resources and sites.

Resources for Nursing

This guide introduces nursing students to library and web resources available to help them with their research.

A Guide to the Ernest J. Gaines Center

This guide will give you information about Ernest J. Gaines and the Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Resources for Kinesiology

This guide provides resources for kinesiology, including online health promotion and wellness. In addition to offering select eBooks and eJournals, the guide provides the tools needed to access resources specific to individual needs. Web links included.

Resources for Distance Learners

A guide to the library resources and services available to distance learners at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Resources for Mechanical Engineering

A guide to books, eBooks, journal articles, Internet resources and other material on the subject area of mechanical engineering.

Edith Garland Dupré Library Year in Review

Access current and archived issues of Dupré Library's newsletters and public annual reports.

Take a Class to the Library

University instructors may arrange sessions for course-related library instruction. Sessions may be specialized for a particular course or they may be a general introduction to the library's catalog, online databases and other library resources.

Database List


Hours & Directions

Dupré Library Hours


Hours subject to change.
Check Hours & Directions or call (337) 482-6025 to confirm hours.




Dupré News & Events

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Call for Student Papers

Annual Caffery Competition Call for Student Papers

More information can be found on our Call for Student Papers Guide.




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Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Remote access

Most of the databases can be accessed from off-campus. If prompted, enter a UCS CLID and password to access a database. To obtain a UCS CLID and password, faculty, staff, and students may visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Help Desk.


Having trouble accessing library databases from off-campus?

If you are unable to access the library databases remotely, please call the Reference Desk at (337) 482-6030. When the library is closed and multiple databases from different providers (for example, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete) are unavailable from off campus, the University's Help Desk may be able to help you. Please contact them at ithelpdesk@louisiana.edu or (337) 482-5516.

In addition, you may try the following steps:

  • Clear cookies and cache
  • Try using the Chrome browser. Firefox has known issues with remote access
  • Make sure you are not using old bookmarks that lead to legacy library web pages whose URLs no longer function
  • Try opening a new window
  • Try rebooting your computer
  • Try using another device, if possible




Credo Reference

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Credo's Mind Map is a brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search.



Titles added to the Credo collection in March:

Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics by Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox HanEncyclopedia of American Government and Civics
by Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han

Articles herein address not only basic subjects covered in the study of American government -- from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--but also a wide range of contemporary issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.
50 Classics Series: 50 Business Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon50 Classics Series: 50 Business Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon

With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume.
The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril (Editors)The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees
by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril (Editors)

The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.

New Scientist Instant Expert: How Numbers Work by Mark ElstobNew Scientist Instant Expert: How Numbers Work
by Mark Elstob

How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.
Library of Health and Living: The Encyclopedia of Men's Health by Glenn S. Rothfeld and Deb BakerLibrary of Health and Living: The Encyclopedia of Men's Health
by Glenn S. Rothfeld and Deb Baker

An important book for people of all ages, The Encyclopedia of Men's Health, Second Edition offers a complete overview of the medical, scientific, social, and lifestyle issues that impact men's health.
What A Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot on Solid Waste Management to 2050 by Glenn-Marie Lange, Quentin Wodon and Kevin Carey (Editors)What A Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot on Solid Waste Management to 2050
by Glenn-Marie Lange, Quentin Wodon and Kevin Carey (Editors)

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today's 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action. The publication provides a snapshot on how waste generation and management varies across income levels and regions, and shares good practices globally.

Study Cubicles

You asked. We listened. Individual study cubicles are now available to undergraduate students on the second floor of the library.

Cubicles are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and will be subject to a two hour time limit as demand requires.

Stop by the Circulation Desk to get a key.

Find more information:

Collaboration Stations

The library now offers three student Collaboration Stations on the second floor of the library across the hall from the STEP Lab.

  • Large screen monitors and white boards allow groups to view information, work together on projects and create group presentations.
  • Data drops ensure Internet access
  • Students can check out data cables and HDMI cables to connect laptops/tablets to monitors at the Circulation Desk.

The Collaboration Stations are funded by a STEP (Student Technology Enhancement Program) grant.

For more information, contact Susan Richard at smr@louisiana.edu.

collaboration station

About Edith Garland Dupré Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library is centrally located at the heart of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's main campus. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Here, you have access to resources spanning more than 1.5 million bound volumes, 2 million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, print and non-print back files, over 200 databases, 500,000 e-Books and an array of special collection items from the Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC), the Louisiana Room (which includes the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room), the Rare Book Collection, the University Archives & Manuscripts Collection, U.S. Government Information, the Ernest J. Gaines Center collection and Blanco Public Policy Center collection.

Most of the library's collections are available online through the Library Catalog. Affiliated libraries include the Instructional Materials Center and Reading Center, both located in located in Maxim Doucet Hall, Room 101B & 104, the William S. Patout III Sugar Library in Patoutville, LA and the Hilliard University Art Museum located on campus.

The library is home to several high traffic student computer labs on the first and second floors and Jazzman's Café & Bakery located in the back of the building on the first floor.

The librarians at Edith Garland Dupré Library are eager to help prepare students by providing them with the resources they need for their education.