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Search the Library Catalog

The most direct way to identify books of interest is to search the DePaul VuFind Catalog. It helps to know that the preferred subject term is in fact "popular culture". Simply searching for that phrase alone will produce results. Add keywords of interest for greater precision, e.g., sports popular culture or Japan popular culture.

I found a few books that I want, now what?

Books on popular culture can be found at both the John T. Richardson and Loop Libraries. Request delivery to other campus library locations for pick up the next day (excluding weekends). If time is of the essence and you choose to travel between campuses to obtain books, you can always return them at either library.

If we do have a desired book, you might discover it's already checked out. Savvy DePaul students know to take advantage of the wider I-Share system of academic libraries. You may request books for delivery to your preferred DePaul Library location; plan for 5 business days until arrival. Many DePaul students do not realize that their ID card is also honored in person at any I-Share library for the purposes of borrowing. So, if you are downtown, you might consider visiting the School of the Art Institute, Columbia, Roosevelt or UIC. Maybe you live in the suburbs and an I-Share library is nearby. If you borrow in person, you can always return I-Share borrowed books through us here at DePaul.

Use WorldCat and our ILLiad interlibrary loan service on the off-chance you need a book that we don't have available here at DePaul or in the wider I-Share system. Understand that it can take upwards of 2 weeks for a book to arrive through the mail for pick up at your preferred DePaul Library location. The loan periods are typically short--2 weeks with the possibility of a renewal for an additional 2 weeks at the discretion of the lending library. For this reason, it is not recommended that you use this service to obtain your textbooks with the expectation that (1) they will come quickly if at all and (2) you will be able to keep them for the entire 10 week academic quarter.

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Requesting Books

Click here for step by step instructions on how to request a book from DePaul University Library and I-Share.

Captain America e-book