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Resources for Current Students

Getting Started

Getting Started

Navigating the Library

Navigating the Library

  • Research Help​
    Stop by any of our reference desks 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 assistance, 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.
  • Writing Center Outposts
    The Writing Center staff will work with you in the Lincoln Park on a drop in basis. Check their website for current outpost hours or further information about making an appointment.
  • 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?
  • Discover how to save time by using effective research strategies
  • Learn how to find materials that are relevant to your own interests and assignments
  • Build confidence that you can write a great paper and get a good grade
  • Find out how to avoid common sources of research frustration and disappointment
  • Gain a trusted source of advice for finding reliable, accurate and credible information
  • Work with professionals who are dedicated to helping you reach your learning goals

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 80+ 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​​​​​​​​​​