DePaul University provides information resources and services to students, faculty, and staff at three library locations and through a number of online programs. The University Library includes the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park, and the Loop Library​ on the 10th floor of the DePaul Center. The Vincent G. Rinn Law Library​ is part of the College of Law and is located in the Lewis Center on the Loop Campus.

The University Library provides access to a full array of electronic resources to members of the DePaul community pursuing academic programs through campus partnerships and cohort-based programs, including:

Electronic Items

Electronic journals and e-books, scholarly databases, and other digital collections are available, all of which may be accessed through the library web site​

Books & Other Items

Printed materials including books, journals and sheet music are available for use. The library also belongs to the I-Share consortium​, which allows students to request books from other academic libraries in Illinois, and can order books from other sources as well using the interlibrary loan system. The library's collection also includes DVDs, CDs, and an array of mobile technology tools (like phone chargers) for checkout.

Research Help

Librarians provide research support and information literacy instruction in person and via email, phone, text or chat reference services. Special Collections and Archives​ provides a gateway for research utilizing rich primary source materials, unpublished documents, rare and specialized books, maps, graphic materials, and three dimensional objects. 

Work Spaces

The Information Commons, located on the first and second floors of the Richardson Library, provides academic support services, spaces for collaborative work, and access to an array of academic computing resources. The 1581 Media Studios, located on the second floor of the Richardson Library, provides access to media creation studios and a maker space. There are study rooms and work tables that can be reserved​ for group work. Quiet study areas are available at both the Loop Library and the Richardson Library.