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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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NOTE: Our chat and email reference services are intended primarily for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, faculty and staff.

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 September:

The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies by Lynn Turner, Undine Sellbach, Ron Broglio (Editors) Forcibly Displaced by World Bank Group (Editor)

Pathways for Peace by The United Nations World Bank Group (Editor) Uncharted Waters by Richard Damania, Sebastien Desbureaux, Marie Hyland (Editors)

Study Cubicles

You asked.We listened.Individual study cubicles are now available for undergraduate students. Ask at the Circulation Desk for a key.http://library.louisiana.edu/services/circulation-services/other-services

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 situated on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 400 E. St. Mary Blvd. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Dupré Library recently added its one millionth bound volume (The Nature of Things at Lake Martin: Exploring the Wonder of Cypress Island Preserve in Southern Louisiana by Nancy Camel).

Special collections include: U.S. government documents, Louisiana government documents, materials pertaining to the history and culture of Acadiana (in the Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room), the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection and the Rare Book Collection. Funds from a BORSF grant received in 2003 have been used to establish the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, a collection of commercial recordings of Cajun, Creole, zydeco and swamp pop music. The CCMC shares a space on the third floor with the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center of scholarship on the author Ernest J. Gaines and his works.

Most of the library's collections are available online through the library's catalog. Patrons may access the catalog over the Internet from home, office, or campus. Educational materials housed in the Instructional Materials Center may be searched separately or in conjunction with a search of Dupré Library's holdings.

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