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This is where you can come to check out books and other materials! Your DePaul ID is also your Library card, which you can use to check out materials. Use your Campus Connect credentials to log into your account online.
You can find books and other materials to check out by searching LibrarySearch, the big search box on the library website. Sign in with your Campus Connect credentials to access e-books and request materials. To learn more, watch the video, Getting Started with LibrarySearch. If we do not have the book you are looking for, you can request it from I-Share or Interlibrary Loan for free. I-Share is a network of 90+ Illinois libraries. Books generally arrive in 3-5 business days and can be returned to the DePaul University Library.
You don’t have to travel between the Loop and Lincoln Park to pick up a book! You can place a request online through LibrarySearch and we’ll bring the book to the DePaul Library location of your choice.
Undergrads can borrow books from the Depaul University Library and I-Share libraries for 4 weeks and renew them 3 times.
Your professor may have requested materials (print or online) specifically for your course. Access course reserves using your Campus Connect credentials. Bring the call number and your DePaul ID to the Access Services desk to check out print reserves for 2 days.
You can also check out loanable technology, such as chargers, calculators, robots, cameras, and video game consoles from the Access Services desk.
Friendly staff at the Access Services Desk in the John T. Richardson Library.
You will receive $24 of printing funds each quarter and have the option of adding more funds to your Demon Express account via Campus Connect.
Additional printers are located on the 2nd floor.
6. Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction (SI) aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. SI is open to all students in a targeted SI course. Check the schedule to see which SI sessions are happening soon.
Supplemental Instruction tutoring session in progress.
7. 1st Floor Collections
Around the floor, you will find many collections of materials:
Chicago Collection - Need a source for your Discover Chicago course? The Chicago Collection contains books on all aspects of Chicago, including history, politics, art and architecture, sociology, and a wide range of other topics. Books in this collection cannot be checked out, but there are often second copies available for check out upstairs in the stacks. For more information see the Chicago Research Guide.
Video games - Need a study break? Browse the video games available to check out at the Library. We have video game consoles available to check out, too!
Graphic Novels - Superheroes, Manga, or memoir? Find them all in the graphic novel collection, a variety of popular and best-selling graphic novels across many genres.
Faculty publications - Looking for your instructor's latest book? You can find it in the Faculty Publications collection, which contains books recently published by DePaul Faculty.
8. Recreational Reading
In this area - the Haber Lounge - you can find the restrooms and our Unwind the Mind Popular Reading collection, which includes a selection of novels, non-fiction, and cookbooks. You'll find more of this collection at the Loop Library.
Some titles in the Unwind the Mind recreational reading collection.