Library Services to the Local Community
The University Library welcomes local
residents. Please stop by the Reference Desk (to the left as you enter the main lobby on the first floor) for help. Books, periodicals, and other academic
materials are collected for the specific benefit of the University students and faculty, but the University Library is a depository for United States and State of Louisiana official publications as well.
While children are welcome and encouraged to become regular library
users, children under the age of fourteen must be attended by a parent
or other responsible adult.
If you have Special Needs, you can learn more about our services for you here
The University Library’s hours vary according to the University’s
schedule. Check the schedule on the home page
or the full schedule here
prior to travel.
Members of the public may park in any available parking areas except
those marked as reserved or handicapped spaces, or those reserved for faculty, which have red curbs or lines. There are parking
places adjacent to the Library, on the north side
of the building, and near the SUB.
Visitors must obtain a guest pass from University Police if on campus
for extended periods of time (over night or more than one day). For more detailed information concerning parking regulations and permits, please visit the University Police Parking page
There are some computers with access to the Internet in the first floor lobby and throughout the library which visitors are welcome to use. Visitors cannot use the comptuers in the computer lab, however, as they require a student password. There are no printers available for visitors. Users with laptops can use our "guest" wireless network.
Borrowing Library Materials
To borrow materials from the University Library collections when you are not a student or employee, you may use the following cards. (Their privileges are listed here
- Friends of the ULM Library card - may be obtained for $20 through
the University Library Administration Office on the 4th floor of the
- President's Club Elite Member card - ULM faculty/staff retirees who qualify for the President's Club Elite Loyalty Program can get this card.
- Alumni Courtesy Library card - This is for members of the ULM Alumni Association and costs just $10. Visit or contact the ULM Alumni Center to purchase. Off-campus database access available upon request.
- LALINC card - You can get a LALINC card from other institutions in The Louisiana Library Network, although its privileges
will vary by what institution it was issued from. If you are enrolled in another Louisiana University, in this list (PDF) you can apply at your institution's library.