Library FAQ During COVID-19 & COVID-19 Resources

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during this time as well as information & resources related to the pandemic.


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 Spring 2021 Services.

Dupré Library Hours—Spring Semester

January 13 - May 7, 2021

Monday - Thursday | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For closures, reduced & extended hours, 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 at 50% capacity for the Spring 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 and Jazzman's Café & Bakery are closed for the time being.

Check-out of books and other library materials Yes Books and materials may be borrowed and reserved as usual. Print materials housed in Dupré Library can be placed on hold to be delivered curbside in front of the Library. Use this form to request print materials.
Electronic Resources Yes The library’s digital collections are available remotely 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 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 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. Print materials can be picked up via our curbside delivery service.
Library Class Instruction Yes Librarians are offering information literacy sessions to support courses. The library is offering the option for asynchronous or synchronous virtual instructional sessions. Virtual workshops will also be offered. Email requests for virtual library instruction to
Special Collections Yes Research services are provided remotely, including duplication and digitization of materials in the collections. Research assistance is available via email, through the Ask Us! Special Collections chat box, by phone at (337) 482-6031, and schedule face-to-face appointments.
Ernest J Gaines Center Yes Direct all questions to,, or or call (337) 482-1848. Visits are by appointment only.
Government Documents Yes Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Eagle Logo 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, 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 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 No This lab is closed indefinitely.
Library Equipment Yes The copiers and scanners are available for use.
Group & Individual Study Rooms No These rooms are closed indefinitely.
Material Donations No Due to space constraints, Dupré Library is currently not accepting physical item donations, such as books.

Dupré Library Updates

As this outbreak and precautionary recommendations evolve, you may see additional changes to operating hours, events, and policies. This page, the library website, and our social media sites will be refreshed as changes occur.

Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.

The library building is OPEN for the Spring 2021 semester.

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

The library building is CLOSED until January 10, 2021 while the air conditioning system undergoes maintenance. Remote services are available.

Monday, July 27, 2020 at 05:00 p.m.

Dupré Library will REOPEN for the Fall 2020 semester on August 17, 2020.

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:55 a.m.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupré Library remains CLOSED. Starting Monday, June 22, the library will offer curbside delivery service for requests made for print materials housed in Dupré Library and retrieved from Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupré Library remains the University’s gateway to online resources and remote consultations with students, faculty, and staff amid the campus’s transition to online instruction.

Starting March 24th, Edith Garland Dupré Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Librarians and professional staff will continue to provide services to the University community in a variety of ways.

Students and their parents, and faculty and staff, should monitor UL Lafayette's COVID-19 Response page for the latest university guidelines.

Faculty and staff looking for information, including returning to the workplace, should visit UL Lafayette's COVID-19 Information for Faculty & Staff page.

Students looking for information, including resources for remote learning, should visit UL Lafayette's Changes to University Services for COVID-19 Response page.