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University Library DePaul Library

Current Library Services

Effective January 18, 2022: Daily hours of operation resume at both the John T. Richardson Library and Loop Library including evenings and weekends. Current DePaul students, faculty, and staff must swipe to enter both the John T. Richardson Library and Loop Library. Both locations remain closed to alumni and the general public wishing to enter. (Exceptions include alumni and the general public who need to pick up requested materials or use our Special Collections and Archives; see below.)

John T. Richardson Hours, Access and Services

  • All four floors are accessible to DePaul students, faculty, and staff.
  • Pickup service will be available to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and I-Share members.
    • Current DePaul students, faculty, and staff can swipe in with their DePaul ID. 
    • Alumni and I-Share members can call (773) 325-7895 upon arrival and staff will bring the requested material to you at the door.
  • Special Collections and Archives (SPCA) will be open for research appointments Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm to all researchers—DePaul and the general public alike. SPCA appointments are required 48 hours in advance. Proof of COVID vaccination is required for non-DePaul visitors. 

Loop Library Hours, Access and Services

  • The entire 10th Floor of DePaul Center is accessible to DePaul students, faculty, and staff.
  • Pickup service will be available to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and I-Share members.
    • Current DePaul students, faculty, and staff can swipe in with their DePaul ID. 
    • Alumni and I-Share members can call (312) 362-8433 upon arrival and staff will bring the requested material to you at the door.

Policies

  • Wearing a mask over the nose and mouth is required regardless of vaccination status.
  • While food in the Library is discouraged, we understand small snacks may be necessary. Drinks must be in covered containers. Masks must be worn between bites and sips.
  • Please visit our Policies page for a complete list of patron conduct, food and drink and noise policies.

Service changes will be shared as soon as possible with our campus community and are subject to change based on city, state and university guidelines related to COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and support during this time.