LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Edith Garland Dupré Library at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette managed to protect journal and database subscriptions during massive state budget cuts over the past six years.

But The Advertiser reports ( the library had a hard time with minimal book budgets.

This year's operating budget allocates $160,000 to acquire books, which Dean of Libraries Charles Triche III says will allow the research library to "play catch-up a bit."

The library also has $7,500 available to spend on books from interest earned on money in the university foundation's endowed library accounts. The money varies from year to year based on stock market performance, and Triche says this is the first time in many years that there has been money available from those accounts.


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