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Access to Library Facilities

Important Notice about Library Access under the University’s Precautionary Protocols for COVID-19:

When health conditions allow, the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library is available to current students, faculty, and staff for independent study and computer use. A physical DePaul ID card is needed to swipe into the library, and a reservation is required to access the second floor. The Loop Library will remain closed for the time being.

Prearranged, contactless pickup is available at both the Richardson and Loop locations when the library is open. Learn more.

We will continue to provide virtual library assistance through the following:

For more information and updates about the University's operations in regard to COVID-19, please visit

The DePaul University Library provides access to its facilities to the faculty, staff, and students of the University, as well as to visitors to the University and to members of the general public, in order to promote the use of library resources and to support teaching, learning, research, and study at DePaul University.

Between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., access to library facilities is limited to current DePaul University students, staff, and faculty holding a valid DePaul ID Card.

In order to promote a safe and secure environment for its users, the Library reserves the right to limit access to its facilities, as appropriate, and in accordance with DePaul University policies.

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