University Library DePaul Library

Current Library Services

The Library is happy to welcome back everyone this summer by phasing in expanded hours and increased access to services, spaces and materials. Most on-site services have resumed, with changes noted in this guide. If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian for help.

We are a mask friendly library out of concern and care for our fellow students and colleagues. Fully vaccinated individuals are highly encouraged—though not required—to wear a face mask while in the Library. Individuals who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear a mask at all times. Masks may be required regardless of vaccination status for some in-person services, e.g., working in close proximity to staff for extended periods of time.

No food will be permitted in the Library during this time; Drinks are allowed as long as they have a cover.

John T. Richardson Library

JTR is now open to all current students, faculty and staff for independent study and computer use, no reservation required. Alumni and visitors may also enter. All floors are accessible. Printing services are also now available. However, days and hours remain limited this summer.

  • The Research Help Desk at the John T. Richardson Library is now open for walk-up research support from 1-5pm, Monday-Thursday. We have always been and will continue to be available online 7 days per week; see left sidebar for more details. 
  • Special Collections and Archives has limited hours by appointment only; see left sidebar for more details. 

Loop Library

The Loop Library and its two computer labs will be open to current students, staff, and faculty on Mondays and Wednesdays only, 9am to 5pm. Days and hours will expand in August.  Alumni and visitors may also enter. 


Online Services

The DePaul University Library is committed to continuing to support teaching, learning and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. To further this mission we continue to offer the following services:

  • Virtual access to all e-resources
  • Virtual research help through our Ask a Librarian service
  • Virtual instruction services, including Zoom sessions, Special Collections and Archives (SPCA) instruction, and asynchronous online tutorials and guides  
  • SPCA reference service and access to digital collections
  • Course reserves setup and support, including access to e-books, book chapters, articles and streaming media
  • Electronic access to book chapters, articles and other digital materials through our interlibrary loan service

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.