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In accordance with the University’s COVID Guidance, masks will be recommended, but not required, for most Library spaces, including group study spaces.

Masks will continue to be required in classrooms and labs. External organizers hosting an event, workshop or meeting in library spaces will be responsible for setting and enforcing mask expectations among their group.


Swipe Access

Access to both Library locations requires swiping in using a DePaul ID. Groups organizing events that include those outside of the DPU community will need to arrange to meet their guests outside of the Library so that they can be escorted in.

Group Study Areas

group study rooms, tables, and solo booth

Group study rooms are simple, enclosed meeting spaces seating up to 10 in the Richardson and Loop libraries. Reservable by current students, staff and faculty.

Group work tables seat from 6 to 8 people and exist in open areas of the Richardson Library.  Powered by media:scape technology, the tables allow users plug in computers and other devices and share content on single or double screens. Reservable by current students, staff and faculty.

Solo Booth The Loop Library also has one a space that can be booked for private phone conversations, video conferencing, or quiet contemplation.


Richardson Library

Reserve a group study room or work table

Loop Library

Reserve a group study room or the Solo Booth

Teaching & Learning Spaces

Richardson Library


Photo of conference table in Idea Lab 1.

This is a small group meeting room seating 12 with resident computer, laptop plug in, and digital panel for group presentation. Also includes white board and fabric pin walls for brainstorming and display of non-digital content.  Reservable by current faculty and staff only.



Photo of Idea lab 2.

A community event, teaching, and workshop space to discuss topics such as digital mapping, text and data mining, 3-D modelling, and data visualization. It seats up to 30 people and tables may be reconfigured. Reservable by current faculty and staff only.


Reserve a Teaching & Learning space at Richardson.




This Zoom+ room is reserved for library instruction and library events. Limited booking may be available to faculty and staff for campus events and other purposes.

Contact  Ashley McMullin for more information



Specialized Labs/Rooms at Richardson LIbrary

Green Screen / Studio G

Photograph of Studio G in Richardson LIbrary

A multi-purpose media production suite located on the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library. It can be used for photography, video shoots, and music production. The suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art lighting system that is programmed with presets for different lighting situations. Other equipment:

  • 88-key MIDI-controller keyboard
  • 25-key keyboard with drum pad
  • 2 USB turntables
  • 1 USB microphone

Reserve Studio G


Media Studios

Solo use media studio

The media production studios include seating for 1 to 2 people. All studios include MacPros with single or double screens conducive to video and sound editing.

Microphones, cameras, keyboards, analog media players and other hardware can be checked out to serve different purposes such as sound or video recording, presentation practice, podcasting, digitization, and digital preservation.

Usability Studio (Studio E)

iMacs in the Usability Lab

This is a lab with three iMacs with FaceTime cameras loaded with the Silverback usability software application. It also contains a two way mirror for objective observation from the adjacent studio F*. An intercom phone is also available to instruct test participants remotely if desired. Reservable by current students, faculty, and staff.

*Studio F is a functioning media studio and must be reserved separately if you would like to use it for your testing.

Reserve a media studio



Meeting Spaces in Richardson Library

Conference Room

JTR 300 Conference Room

A large room with projector screen and PC. Reservable by student organizations, staff and faculty. (Not reservable for student study groups)

Reserve JTR 300.