DePaul University Libraries
Information For Distance Learners

As a distance learner, you have immediate access to many electronic resources from our library databases. You are also eligible for additional services, like having library materials delivered to your home or desktop.

Navigating the Library

Distance students are always welcome to visit any campus library in person.



Doing Research & Obtaining Materials

Distance students are eligible to have books from the DePaul Libraries mailed directly to their home or office. If you are a distance student who lives in the state of Illinois, you may check out books in person at more than 70 I-Share libraries. Some encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other e-books are available in full text through the library web site.


The Library also provides access to the full text of journal and newspaper articles. For articles you cannot access online, we will try to obtain them via interlibrary loan.
Getting Help
Getting a quick answer for most questions is as easy as picking up the phone, or sending an email or instant message. For more in-depth assistance, contact us to arrange a research consultation with a librarian.
Ask a Librarian: get answers via email or IM