Welcome to the 2024 Winter Quarter

During the fall quarter, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery Services John Leeker presented an overview of DePaul University Library services to the deans of our ten colleges and schools at the request of Provost Salma Ghanem. Later the same day, Provost Ghanem commented that John Leeker’s presentation revealed the complexity of library operations to the deans. The University Library is indeed a complex operation with a wealth of services and resources made available by our wonderful staff and librarians. We hope you’ll visit often!

As the winter quarter begins, I invite you to take advantage of the many components of the University Library. You are welcome, whether you are entering the John T. Richardson Library or the Loop Library to:

  • study,
  • print a document,
  • pick up a book,
  • take a Zoom class,
  • use a solo booth for a telehealth appointment or job interview,
  • meet friends,
  • check-out a phone charger or browse the stacks,
  • get help with your research,
  • visit Special Collections and Archives.

None of the many opportunities found in the DePaul University Library are provided without public-facing and behind-the-scenes library staff. The winter quarter is a busy time in the academic year, so as we “kick it off,” I take this opportunity to say thank you to all our library staff for their expertise, presence, and commitment to teaching and learning. We are here to serve you.

Have a wonderful and productive winter quarter.


Rob Karpinski, PhD

Associate Vice President for Academic and Library Affairs

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