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University Library

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DePaul University Library supports faculty teaching and research, and also partners with faculty to promote student success by providing research help and instruction, as well as access to resources.

Each department is assigned a library liaison. Liaisons can assist faculty with questions about library resources and services, provide assistance with a research project, collaborate on the design of assignments requiring information skills, or discuss suggestions for new materials for the library collection.

Library Website

Library Services

Library Research Instruction

Designing an assignment that incorporates research? Check in with your library liaison to see what new materials and services are available to support your learning objectives. Support is also offered for online courses.

Research Help

Support for faculty, students and staff is provided in-person at our Research help desks, and via IM, text, email and phone. Appointments are available for more extensive assistance.

Digital Services

Digital Services provides services and platforms for publishing scholarly communications online, including data set preservation, online journal publishing, and copyright and author rights consulting. Digitization services can also assist faculty with the digitization of images, maps, documents and texts, including copyrighted work, for course use.

Library Resources

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives provide general instruction in handling and use of the collections, introduction of collections relevant to a specific course, and provide a forum for students to encounter original documents and primary sources.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in the Information Commons (first floor, John T. Richardson Library), is a collaborative learning studio which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and career consulting.

Research Analytics

The Library offers resources to assist faculty in identifying top publications for submission as well as tracking publication citations.

Scholar’s Lab

The Scholar’s Lab supports advanced DePaul student and faculty research through high powered, flexible, computing devices, equipment, and software, open lab hours that include nights and weekends throughout the academic year, informal and formal events, and opportunities for collaborative research, project design, and teaching.​