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DePaul Alumni

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DPU Library has instituted a prearranged, contactless pick-up service for loaning items when the library is open.

DePaul alumni have access to a subset of library privileges (listed below) after graduation. This requires registering with Alumni Relations and obtaining a DePaul Alumni ID card.  Alumni have access to guest computers within the library, and can obtain temporary access to the wireless network by visiting the Alumni Center in Lincoln Park or the Office of Advancement in the Loop.

The library cannot provide DePaul alumni with remote access to the library databases due to license restrictions. However, most licensed content is available to users who visit the physical library on campus.  The library also provides information on a number of e-resources that are freely available to the public in our "open access" listings.

Learn more about available benefits and services for DePaul alumni.

DePaul Alumni Library Privileges

Access to Richardson Library Yes Access to the physical space for visitors to Richardson Library
Interlibrary loan No Request beyond DePaul and I-Share using ILLiad
Library lab use No
Remote access to online resources No via Libraries' proxy server
Request articles from another DePaul campus library No through ILLiad
Request books from I-Share Libraries No through the I-Share catalog
Wireless access No
Book checkout yes 4 weeks
Identification needed yes You must have an alumni ID card
Library research computer use No
Media viewing & listening area use yes
Microfilm & microfiche use yes
Online renewal yes
Phone renewal yes (312) 362-8433
Reference service use yes Ask a Librarian
Request books from another DePaul campus library yes
Research consultation services yes Reference Service Use
Video & CD checkout yes 4 items for 7 days
Reserve a room no

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