For the safety of our UL Lafayette community, Dupré Library is CLOSED until further notice. Access to online resources and research assistance via chat, text, and email remain available. See our COVID-19 Library FAQ for current 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.

Circulation FAQ

Q: Now that the library is closed, how do I pay library fines?
A: Pay library fines by emailing Please include your ULID in the message. Fines must be paid using Cajun Cash.

Q: What if I need a book from the library?
A: The library is closed until further notice. Books and other library materials will not be circulated at this time.

Q: How do I return the books I currently have checked out?
A: The Library remains closed, however, we are requesting that all library materials be returned by May 12, 2020. Local users should return items using the drop boxes located at the front and back of the Library. Out of town users should make arrangements to return materials via US Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS. Email for more information.

Graduating Seniors will have their diplomas held until all items have been returned and fines, accrued PRIOR to the closure, have been paid.

Q: How do I renew my library books?
A: Renew books by emailing Please include your ULID in the message.

Q: Will I be charged overdue fines for the books I currently have checked out while the library is closed?
A: All fines accrued during the closure period (after March 16, 2020) will be waived. However, any fines generated prior to the closure must be paid.

Direct all questions about library fines and renewals to