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​​​The DePaul University Library At a Glance​

True to our vision, the DePaul University Library is a partner in a number of campus programs, including the first-year experience (Chicago Quarter), the Teaching Commons, and the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities. In 2013, a major renovation of the Richardson Library facilitated the launch of the Richardson Library Information Commons, a technology-enhanced space including individual, group, and collaborative work spaces, Learning Commons and Scholar’s Lab. Through the Learning Commons, the DePaul University Library has become a key partner in the university’s strategic initiatives supporting student success.

In recent years, the DePaul University Library has participated in a number of assessment initiatives, including the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project, the Ithaka Faculty Survey, and the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Assessment in Action program. In 2015, DePaul joined the Federal Depository Library Program as one of its first “digital depository” members and contributed to the design and launch of Explore Chicago Collections, which has been described as “a game-changing collaboration between libraries, universities, & museums.”

The DePaul University Library is housed in the Division of Teaching and Learning Resources, which includes the DePaul Art Museum and Faculty Instructional Technology Services, and is an active member of local, regional, and national consortia, including CARLI, Chicago Collections, the Center for Research Libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance.

An overview of current initiatives and activities at the DePaul University Library can be found on our blog. The DePaul University Library can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.