Library Services FAQ & About COVID-19
This guide contains information about common library services and their availability during this time as well as information and resources related to the pandemic.
View our Fall 2021 Services.
Dupré Library Hours
August 23 - December 10, 2021
Monday - Thursday |
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Closures & Reduced Hours:
- Labor Day | Fri, Sept 3rd - Mond, Sept 6th
- Fall Holiday | Wed, Oct 6th - Sunday, Oct 10th
- Homecoming | Sat, Oct 30th
- Thanksgiving | Wed, Nov 24th - Sunday, Nov 28th
- Finals Week | Open 24 hours | Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 10th
For closures and hours for library departments, see our Hours page.
Current Availability of Library Services
|Service / Department||Available?||Notes|
|Physical access to the library||Yes||
Open for the Fall semester. This is subject to change per the Governor's orders or University requirements. Face coverings are required in all areas of the library and everyone is expected to practice appropriate physical distancing. The back entrance is open. Jazzman's Café & Bakery is open Monday - Friday.
|Check-out of books and other library materials||Yes||Books and materials may be borrowed and reserved as usual.|
|Electronic Resources||Yes||The library’s digital collections are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and include research databases, electronic journals, and full-text eBooks. Authentication with a ULID is required. Helpful guides to resources and tutorials can be found at the Library's research guides.|
|Research Assistance||Yes||In-person at the Reference Desk, through the Ask Us! Reference Desk chatbox, text (337) 205-7558, call (337) 482-6030, or email email@example.com. Appointments are also available via email to set up calls or Zoom meetings.|
|Appointments with Librarians||Yes||Make a virtual appointment with a librarian by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty preparing for online instruction may consult with a subject specialist librarian in their area.|
|Interlibrary Loan (ILL)||Yes||Books and journal articles, book chapters, theses, and dissertations as well as print materials. Submit your requests using ILLIad. The arrival of materials will depend on closures at other libraries.|
|Library Class Instruction||Yes||The library instruction team will work with any instructor to help meet research and information literacy student learning objectives. Whether the class is in-person, hybrid, or online, the library offers a variety of pandemic-flexible options for synchronous and asynchronous library instruction and will design support for specific research assignments. Email your library instruction request to email@example.com.|
|Special Collections||Yes||Research services are provided remotely, including duplication and digitization of materials in the collections. Research assistance is available via email firstname.lastname@example.org, through the Ask Us! Special Collections chat box, by phone at (337) 482-6031, and scheduled face-to-face appointments.|
|Ernest J Gaines Center||Yes||Direct all questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (337) 482-1848. Visits are by appointment only.|
|Government Documents||Yes||Access to browse physical material is restricted at this time. Please ask the Reference Desk for assistance if needing material. Access to online U.S. Government Information and Federal depository publications are available via our website, research guides, online catalog, and Ask a Librarian. Research assistance is available at the Reference Desk and through the Ask a Librarian service during these hours of operation. Depository Library staff are available by email at email@example.com, by phone at (337) 482-1174, and by scheduled appointments, either in-person or remotely.|
|Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC)||Yes||Direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (337) 482-1174. Visits are by appointment only.|
|Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab||Yes||Open during building hours. Located on the 1st Floor of the library adjacent to the Reference Desk. Reduced in size to maintain social distancing restrictions. Printing is available.|
|STEP Lab||Yes||Open during building hours. Located on the 1st and 2nd Floors of the library. Reduced in size to maintain social distancing restrictions. Printing is available.|
|Grad Computer Lab||Yes||This lab, located on the 1st floor, is available for use by one Graduate Student at a time, through check out at the Circulation Desk.|
|Library Equipment||Yes||Copiers and scanners are available for users.|
|Group Study Rooms||No||Group Rooms, located on the 1st & 2nd floors, are temporarily closed.|
|Individual Carrels with 2-hour limit||Yes||These rooms, located on the 1st & 2nd floors, are available for use through check out at the Circulation Desk.|
|Lactation Room||Yes||This room is available for use through check out at the Circulation Desk. Located on the 1st Floor of the library.|
|Material Donations||No||Due to space constraints, Dupré Library is currently not accepting physical item donations, such as books.|