Dupré Library provides resources and support to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s distance learning programs as directed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Library ensures provision of and ready access to adequate library resources and services to support the courses, programs, and degrees offered; and provides comparable services to offsite students either by owning the needed materials, by providing electronic access, or by arranging formal borrowing agreements.
Dupré Library’s document and book delivery services provide distance learning students at UL Lafayette access to materials owned by the Library, but not readily available electronically. Distance learning students who wish to request materials not owned by Dupré Library may do so via Interlibrary Loan or through commercial document delivery providers.
The document and book delivery service is intended for UL Lafayette distance learning students only. Students who regularly attend classes on campus, or who live within a 705xx zip code, must retrieve items from the library in person.
Exceptions may be made for distance learning students with disabilities. Dupré Library works with the University’s Office of Disability Services to make alternate arrangements for students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.
Dupré Library’s document delivery services are in compliance with the rights and restrictions of the copyright law of the United States (§ 107, 108):
Materials held by Dupré Library will be mailed to an eligible student’s current residence. Dupré Library incurs the cost of mailing materials; patrons are responsible for returning items to the Library by their due date. Patrons are also responsible for return postage, but Dupré Library supplies a return mailing label.
If a patron needs materials not owned by Dupré Library, he or she may request those items through Interlibrary Loan, but ILL books will not be mailed to distance learning students. Any materials ordered through ILL must be retrieved from the library in person due to their limited loan period.
Books are loaned to undergraduate students for a period of twenty-eight days and to graduate students for one semester. The loan period begins from the date the materials are mailed from the library. Renewals of library materials are allowed as long as there has been no request for that material by any other patron. Patrons may renew their materials online by logging in to the “My Account” feature in the library catalog.
Fines and penalties for overdue, lost or damaged books are as follows:
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