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.

Research FAQ

Q: How do I get help with my research assignments while the library is closed?
A: Real-time research assistance is available through our Ask a Librarian chat service. Hours for the service are:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday CLOSED

In addition, research questions and requests for one on one appointments with a librarian can be sent via email to

Q: What resources are available for research?
A: Many of the library's resources are available 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.

Q: My research assignment is very specific. How do I speak with a librarian who is familiar with my particular subject area?
A: Your departmental librarian can assist with any in-depth research assignments.