DePaul University Libraries > Special Collections > Policies


​Our collections are open to any member of the community.

We have a "closed-stack" system, which means that researchers request to have items retrieved from our stacks, and then these books or archival collections are delivered to our Reading Room for research use. 

Research and Reproductions

In-person researchers are responsible for making their own reference-copy reproductions. The following equipment is available:

    • Cell phone stand with Bluetooth shutter button (researchers provide their own cell phone)
    • Tabletop document scanner (researchers provide their own laptop computer and will need to download scanner software to operate)
  • Reproduction Policy
  • Self-Service Photography Guidelines

Collection-specific Policies

Donation Policies


Call 773-325-7864

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Staff Listing

John T. Richardson Library
Room 314
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614