If DePaul doesn't own the book, film or article you are looking for, here are a few other options you can explore.
You can borrow books, music, and sometimes videos from I-Share consortial partners. (What is I-Share? Which libraries participate?) You can request items from I-Share Libraries using DePaul WorldCat Local whenever you see the Borrow from I-Share Libraries button. Generally, periodicals are not lent, but you are free to go to any conveniently located I-Share library and photocopy articles, should they have the journal you need. (Get more information about finding films at other libraries)
Chicago Public Library (or your local public library)
The Chicago Public Library has an extensive collection of books, music, and feature and documentary films. They also subscribe to many popular magazines. You can go online and use the Chicago Public Library catalog to request items be held for you at the location of your choice. The closest branch to the Lincoln Park Campus is only three blocks west of the Fullerton el stop, and the Harold Washington Library Center, located at State & Van Buren, is very convenient to the Loop campus. (How do I get a Chicago Public Library card? Does my DePaul ID work there?)
ILLiad (Interlibrary loan)
If the book or film you need isn't available at DePaul or an I-Share library, or if you cannot access the article online or in print through DePaul's subscriptions, you can request it via ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service. We will then work with other libraries to obtain it for you. Books and other physical items can be picked up at your primary campus location, and we will send you the articles via the web using ILLiad. You can request items from Illiad using DePaul WorldCat Local whenever you see a Request via Illiad button. See a list of all FAQs related to ILLiad and interlibrary loan.