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


The University Library provides information resources and services to students, faculty, and staff at three library locations: the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park, the Loop Library in the DePaul Center, and the Vincent G. Rinn Law Library in the Lewis Center. The suburban campuses have access to the full array of electronic resources provided by the Library as well as delivery service for print materials. Online journals, e-books, and scholarly databases are available both on and off campus. Print books, dvds, cds and journals in the campus libraries may be supplemented with direct borrowing from other Illinois libraries through the I-Share consortium and outside Illinois through the ILLiad inter-library loan system. 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 Special Collections and Archives provides a gateway for research utilizing rich primary source materials, unpublished documents, rare and specialized books, maps, graphic materials, and three dimensional objects.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.

Additional information is available from the DePaul University Library and the Rinn Law Library.​