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University Library DePaul Library

2nd Floor

1. 1581 Media Studios

  • Want to record a podcast or film a music video? The Library has media studios equipped with audio and video recording and editing equipment and a green screen. You can reserve them online.  

Entrance to the 1581 Media Studios on the 2nd floor of the library.

2. Maker Hub

  • Right next to the Media Studios, you’ll find the Maker Hub with a 3D printer, laser and vinyl cutters, a sewing machine, and tools. Friendly staff are available to help you realize your creations!

Some of the tech available at the John T. Richardson Library Maker Hub. 

3. The CoRE (Collaborative Research Environment)

  • In the middle of the floor you’ll find an open computer lab with high-powered machines equipped with specialized software and double-monitors. More computers can be found on the 1st floor. 
  • If you brought your own laptop, connect to the WiFi with your Campus Connect credentials wherever you are on campus. 
  • Not ready to come to campus? You can do your research at home! Just login to the Library’s databases with your Campus Connect credentials. 

Students using the high-powered computers in the CoRE. 

4. 2nd Floor Collections

On this floor, you'll find:

  • Reference Collection: Here you'll find specialized reference materials including encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and more. These items are in-library use only and don't circulate. Many additional reference resources are available online
  • Periodicals: Here you'll find print journals and newspapers. We've got the latest issues of the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and other important titles. Periodicals are in-library use only and can't be checked out. There are thousands of journals and newspapers available online through the Library with your Campus Connect credentials. 
  • Microforms: Here you'll find reproductions of historical newspapers, rare books, and manuscript collections on microfilm and microfiche.
  • Media: Here you'll find DVDs, CDs, and records to check out for your study breaks. We've also got a huge selection of streaming video resources, including feature films, documentaries, and more.
  • Curriculum Materials Collection: Here you'll find K-12 textbooks, children's and young adult literature, and activity books for use in building lesson plans and curriculum units.

5. Gender Neutral Bathroom

  • A single-occupancy, gender neutral restroom is available on this floor. 

6. Printing, Copying, and Scanning

  • Additional printers, copiers, and scanners are available on this floor, along with a self-service poster printer.
  • Here, you'll also find microform readers which provide a way to access to microforms with reproductions of rare books, newspaper archives, and other materials that may not be available through our online databases. You can check out lenses for the microfilm readers and get help with them at the Access Services Desk.

Art Notes

In the center of the floor is a scale model of the church of Saint-Jacques and Saint Jean-Baptiste in Folleville, France. In this church on January 25, 1617, St. Vincent de Paul asked the Vincentian question, “What must be done?” You can learn more about St. Vincent de Paul and the Vincentian tradition in the digital Vincentian Collections.  

Photo courtesy DePaul University/Jeff Carrion

Photo courtesy DePaul University/Jeff Carrion