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Resources for Distance Learners

A guide to Dupré Library resources and services available to distance learners at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Dupré Library's Interlibrary Loan service provides students and faculty with access to research articles and books not already available through the library's databases, journal subscriptions, and catalog. If Dupré Library does not own a book or journal article that you need, we'll order it for you from another institution through Interlibrary Loan.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan?

  • To use Interlibrary Loan, you'll need to register for an account, which is separate from your regular library account. Once your account has been verified, you can begin ordering materials through Interlibrary Loan.
  • You'll need your Cajun Card number to complete your registration for Interlibrary Loan.
Your Cajun Card number is exactly the same as your ULID (the number you use to log in to Moodle), except it starts with the number 3, rather than the letter C. So, for example, if your ULID is C00123456, your Cajun Card number is 300123456.
  • Interlibrary Loan requests are $2 per article and must be paid in Cajun Cash. You can deposit funds onto your Cajun Card online through ULink.

ULink Cajun Card deposit funds screenshot


Interlibrary Loan is only available to current University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty, staff, retirees, and graduate students who are engaged in serious research and who are in good standing with Dupré Library.

Before using ILL, read:

The Interlibrary Loan Department conducts all transactions in accordance with the Louisiana Interlibrary Loan Code, the National Interlibrary Loan Code, and U. S. Copyright regulations. Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan are for the exclusive use of the individual submitting and/or signing the application. The individual borrower is responsible for any infringement of the Copyright Law regarding materials on loan from other libraries.