DePaul’s four-story library opened in 1992 and provides 1,100 study seats, three study lounges, 14 group study rooms, a computer lab, three conference rooms and numerous special collections.
Students have access to library books, journals and magazines online through the library catalog and automated reference centers.
DePaul is a member of the I-Share, ILLiad and WorldCat consortiums, which allow students to order books from more than 70 other libraries for delivery to Richardson Library.
The library was named after DePaul’s ninth president, Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., in 1993. DePaul also has libraries in the Loop Campus to support students downtown.