Federal Depository Library for U.S. Government Information

Use this guide to learn about and access information from Dupré Library's Federal Depository Library and U.S. government information resources and sites.

About Our Federal Depository Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library was designated a Federal Depository Library in 1938.

As a selective depository, the library receives 40 percent of selections available to depository libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (formerly, the Government Printing Office). Formats and media include tangible (print, audio-visual, microform) and online publications.


Free and equal access to government information is provided to the general public, in accordance with:


Reference and information services are provided by the Reference and Research Services department and the Head of Government Information in the Special Collections department.


Locations of Government Publications in the library:

  • U.S. Government Documents Collection (1st floor near the Reference Department)
    • These publications have SuDoc call numbers.
  • Main Stacks (Standard shelving on all floors)
    • These publications have Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.
  • Reference and Research Dept. Collection (1st floor)
  • Microforms Section (1st floor)
  • Louisiana Room (3rd floor)

Circulation of most documents is allowed.


Consultations or appointments may be scheduled for research assistance and library instruction sessions.

FDL 75th Anniversary - 2013

GPO PlaqueU.S. Government Printing Office75 years of commitment to providingthe public with access to Federal Government informationPresented by theUnited States GovernmentPrinting Office to University of Louisiana at LafayetteEdith Garland Dupré LibraryLafayette, Louisianato commemorate its 75th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library1938-2013(Federal Depository Library Program Logo)