For the safety of our UL Lafayette community, Dupré Library remains CLOSED. Access to online resources, virtual research assistance and curbside delivery services are available. See our COVID-19 Library FAQ for current services. Dupré Library will REOPEN for the Fall semester on August 17, 2020. See our Fall 2020 Services.

COVID-19 Library FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during the COVID-19 closure as well as information & resources related to the pandemic.

Welcome

For the safety of our UL Lafayette community, Dupré Library remains CLOSED. Access to online resources, virtual research assistance and curbside delivery services are available.

Librarians and professional staff will continue to provide services to the University community in a variety of ways.

This guide contains information about common library services and their availability during the closure as well as information and resources related to the pandemic.


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

Current Availability of Library Services

Service / Department Available? Notes
Physical access to the library No  
Check-out of books and other library materials Yes 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. See Circulation FAQ.
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. Helpful guides to resources and tutorials can be found at the Library's research guides.
Research Assistance Yes Use the Ask Us! Reference Desk chat box, text (337) 205-7558, or email reference@louisiana.edu. Appointments are also available via email to set up calls or Zoom meetings. See Research FAQ.
Appointments with Librarians Yes Make a virtual appointment with a librarian by emailing reference@louisiana.edu. Faculty preparing for online instruction may consult with a subject specialist librarian in their area.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Yes Electronic journal articles, book chapters, theses, and dissertations as well as print materials. Submit your request using ILLIad. Print materials can be picked up via our curbside delivery service. See Interlibrary Loan FAQ.
Library Class Instruction Yes Email requests for virtual library instruction to jen@louisiana.edu.
Special Collections Yes Use the Ask Us! Special Collections chat box or email questions to speccoll@louisiana.edu. Now accepting digitization requests.
Ernest J Gaines Center Yes Direct all questions to gainescenter@louisiana.edu, cheylon.woods@louisiana.edu or jordan.richardson@louisiana.edu.
Government Documents Yes Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Eagle Logo Access to online U.S. Government Information and Federal depository publications are available via our website, research guides, online catalog and Ask a Librarian.
Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC) Yes Direct all questions to sandra.himel@louisiana.edu.
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, our Dupré Library Updates page, and our social media sites will be refreshed as changes occur.


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

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

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.


Current Library Services

See our COVID-19 Library FAQ.

Future Library Services

See our Fall 2020 Services.


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.