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Local Community

Due to the university’s campus operations during COVID, DePaul University Library is not open to the general public. The DePaul University Library is providing limited access via seating reservations for current DePaul students, faculty, and staff.


​To limit the density in campus buildings, DePaul’s Facility Rental program is not currently making space available to external groups.

Community, alumni, and blue members with active memberships or​ who paused their membership due to COVID may reactivate their membership for access.

​DePaul’s Neighborhood Parking Program is operating in designated surface lots. Paid Clifton permits are operating in the Sheffield parking deck and the Sheffield parking deck is open to the public.​

​Yes the Quad is open to the public. Visitors must wear a face covering and m​aintain a physical distance of six feet at all times while using the Quad. Anyone not wearing a face covering and/or not in compliance with public health guidance may be asked to leave.

On-campus testing was paused for summer. Plans for fall are still under consideration.


​We expect all faculty, staff and students to comply with all of DePaul's policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of the DePaul and local community. 

DePaul's Code of Student Conduct addresses sanctions for unsafe behavior that endangers others. If circumstances warrant, students in violation may face a disciplinary process.

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