DePaul University Catalog > Student Handbooks > Undergraduate Student Handbook > University Resources > Libraries


DePaul University provides information resources and services to students, faculty, and staff at three library locations and through a number of online programs. The University Library includes the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park, and the Loop Campus Library on the 10th floor of the DePaul Center. The Vincent G. Rinn Law Library is part of the College of Law and is located in the Lewis Center on the Loop Campus. The University Library also provides access to a full array of electronic resources to members of the DePaul community pursuing academic programs through campus partnerships and cohort-based programs, including electronic journals and e-books, scholarly databases, and other digital collections, all of which may be accessed through the library web site. Print materials, as well as DVDs, CDs, and an array of mobile technology tools are available in campus libraries, and access to books and journal articles not available at DePaul is provided by other Illinois libraries through the CARLI Consortium (I-Share), and by libraries around the world through inter-library loan services (ILLiad). Librarians provide research support and information literacy instruction in person and via the online "Ask a Librarian" email, text and chat reference services. Special Collections and Archives provides a gateway for research utilizing rich primary source materials, unpublished documents, rare and specialized books, maps, graphic materials, and three dimensional objects. The Information Commons, located on the first and second floors of the Richardson Library, provides academic support services, spaces for collaborative work, and access to an array of academic computing resources. Studio 1581, located on the second floor of the Richardson Library, provides access to media creation studios and a maker space. Group study rooms, media:scape tables and quiet study areas are available at both the Loop Library and the Richardson Library.