The John T. Richardson Library Learning Commons, launched in fall 2013, has become the center for library partnerships with academic programs delivering peer tutoring and support for student success at DePaul, including the University Center for Writing-based Learning, Science and Math Learning Center, Supplemental Instruction, Career Center, Office of Multicultural Student Success, and programs sponsored… Read More


Over the past 5 years, the DePaul University Library has developed an array of new spaces and services to support digital scholarship, as well as new areas of teaching and learning in the digital humanities, data sciences, and related areas. Our ability to support students and faculty working in these emergent areas of DePaul’s academic… Read More


DePaul Librarians Jessica Alverson and Jennifer Schwartz’ s new article in College and Research Libraries News describes how DePaul’s research and instruction librarians engage with faculty and colleagues to improve student learning In the fall of 2014, our team of instruction librarians began the long process of revising our teaching program, working in close collaboration… Read More


On Wednesday, February 22nd, the DePaul University Library and the Center for Identity, Inclusion, and Social Change will sponsor a discussion of censorship, free speech, and recent challenges to information policies designed to promote open and equitable access to information by James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive… Read More


In December 2016, a CNN commentator asserted that “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, as facts.” In the weeks since, others have questioned not just the veracity of specific facts, but whether or not we should put stock, as a nation, in the idea of verifiable information. Most notably, a senior adviser to the President… Read More


On Friday, January 27th, fifteen members of DePaul University Library staff sat down to collaborate with librarians worldwide on a common goal: improving Wikipedia, one citation at a time. This is DePaul’s second year of participating in the #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) campaign. Recognizing that Wikipedia is one of the first stops for researchers,… Read More


Earlier this week, DePaul University President Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., re-affirmed the University’s strong support for all members of the DePaul community affected by the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration. DePaul’s support for its international students, scholars, and staff is consistent with its support for its undocumented students, as well its historic commitment to being an institution of… Read More


Archival institutions exist to preserve and make accessible the raw, original sources that document the lives and times of individuals, groups of people, organizations, and regions.  Collecting policies may differ but archives try to be as comprehensive as possible for their areas of focus, and to work with other archival institutions to create a network… Read More


Ares Course Reserves will undergo a scheduled maintenance from 11:00pm – 3:00am CST. During this maintenance window, Ares may be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any technical issues after the maintenance window, please e-mail reserves@depaul.edu. Thank you!… Read More


On February 1st, HathiTrust Executive Director Mike Furlough will visit DePaul University to provide an update on the HathiTrust Digital Library, the HathiTrust Research Center, and ways in which DePaul students, faculty, and staff can benefit from our participation in HathiTrust. HathiTrust is a worldwide partnership of more than 100 libraries and research institutions “working… Read More