The DePaul University Libraries are a place where students, faculty, and staff can access information in person or online for teaching, learning, and research. Library users can get help with class work, study, exchange ideas, hold programs and meetings, or relax and browse.
The Libraries support the university's vision and strategic plan through:
- Teaching and Learning: fostering student learning and engagement through information literacy programs, reference services, research consultation, and collaboration with faculty;
- Technology: leveraging new information technologies to enrich teaching, learning, and collaboration;
- Collections: acquiring, managing, preserving, and providing access to cutting-edge resources and scholarly information in a variety of formats and media;
- Scholarship: promoting new forms of scholarly communication and publishing, and preserving DePaul's history by acting as a repository for materials documenting DePaul's Vincentian, academic, social and cultural endeavors;
- Community: providing a variety of physical and virtual spaces for the DePaul University community. Our work is rooted in the principle of equitable and open access to information as codified in the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Protection Act.
The DePaul Libraries are committed to user-centered service and strive to provide a welcoming environment for both individual and shared intellectual work in support of academic excellence and lifelong learning.
collections at-a-glance 2011
View our collection descriptions for more information on individual collections and how to access them.