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Resources for Current Students

Getting Started

Getting Started

Navigating the Library

Navigating the Library

  • Research Help​
    Stop by the research help desk or contact us through our Ask a Librarian IM or email service for assistance with your research questions.
  • Computer Labs​
    Find a list of labs inside the library and around campus.
  • Information C​ommons
    Located on the first floor in the John T. Richardson Library, the Information Commons facilitates access to a variety of new technology tools, as well as research help, tutoring, and other programs provided by the library and campus partners to promote student success.​
  • Learning Commons
    Located on the first floor in the John T. Richardson Library, the Learning Commons is a collaborative learning studio which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and career consulting.  No appointment necessary.
  • Course Reserves​​
    Find out if your instructor has placed any materials online or in the library for your specific course.  Print materials are available at the Access Services Desk.
  • Genius Squad
    The Genius Squad offers free technical service and support for desktops, laptops, phones, tablets and other personal electronic devices. Check their website or stop by their location in the library.

Getting Help

Getting Help

  • Ask A Librarian!
    Get help in-person at our research help desks, via IM, text, email and phone. For more extensive research help, you can set up an appointment to meet with a librarian.
  • Research Guides
    Get subject-specific suggestions for resources and search strategies.
  • Tutorials & Videos
    Teach yourself how to do common research tasks and use library resources through these short videos and tutorials.
  • The Learning Commons
    Offers peer tutoring services and career consulting daily. No appointment necessary. Located on the 1st floor of the John T. Richardson Library.
Why Should I Ask a Librarian?
  • Conquer information overload.
  • Support your papers with reliable facts, evidence, and analysis.
  • Learn the research skills you need to get better grades and excel in your career.
  • Save time and find the most useful information quickly and easily.
  • Meet your goals with personalized help tailored to your needs and interests.

Borrowing

Borrowing: Books and Media

Books​

You may borrow as many DePaul books as you like for four weeks, and renew them as often as you like (unless someone else recalls them). To avoid late fees or fines, ​logon and renew books online.

Our I-Share program allows you to request and borrow books directly from 90+ academic libraries in Illinois.  Books usually arrive in 3-4 days. Learn how to search and request books from I-Share.​

Movies and CDs

The DePaul Library has an in-depth collection of movies -- popular as well as documentaries -- and CDs across the music spectrum. You may borrow 2 DVDs (or videos) and 2 CDs at a time for one week.​​

Learn more about Borrowing Policies and Privileges​​​​​​​​​​