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Libraries and Museums

DePaul Library
The DePaul University Library and the DePaul Art Museum provide faculty and students with extraordinary collections and expert service designed to support teaching, learning, scholarship, and community engagement across the curriculum.

Showcasing art, rare books, and archival collections through exhibitions and publications, and teaching critical thinking on-site and online, DePaul’s libraries and museums are a center for intellectual inquiry and academic engagement outside the classroom.

  • More than 1,000,000 people visited the DePaul University Library in 2016-17
  • The DePaul University Library provides access to over 1,000,000 total items in its print and digital collections, including over 300,000 e-books and 100,000 e-media titles.
  • The DePaul Art Museum holds more than 3,200 objects, with strong holdings by Chicago and regional artists
  • More than 12,000 people visited the DePaul Art Museum in 2015-16, including tours for more than 90 DePaul classes.
  • Over 900,000 full-text electronic journal articles and 400,000 e-book chapters were viewed by DePaul University faculty, staff, and students in 2016-17 through the library web site
  • DePaul University library staff responded to over 15,000 requests for research assistance in 2016-17 including over 1,000 in-depth research consultations
  • DePaul University librarians taught more than 400 classes in 2016-17 on information skills, how to conduct research, using library technology, and more, reaching more than 11,000 students
  • There are more than 250 public workstations available in the DePaul University Library, including specialized hardware and software for advanced academic work in media content creation, digital image creation and management, text mining, social science data analysis, and 3-D printing
  • More than 4,000 students received tutoring and other academic assistance from peer educators in 2016-17 through the Richardson Library Learning Commons
  • DePaul libraries and museums are popular on social media, with the library having almost 2,000 followers on Twitter, and almost 3,000 for the Art Museum