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Access to John T. Richardson Library


Note: a reservation is not needed if you are picking up an item from the library. Learn more about our contactless pickup service.


Photographs of second floor of JTR, with computers removed so they are socially distanced due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Library access is by reservation only and limited to the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library.

Reservations are for seating for individual study, access to electrical outlets, and computer use (as available--not guaranteed with reservation). Studying in groups is not allowed.

Please note the following changes in policy and services:

  • Access is currently restricted to current DePaul students, faculty, and staff.
  • To gain access to the library, you will need:
    • Your physical DePaul ID to swipe into the library for access. Visit an ID Card Services office if you need a new or replacement ID card.
    • A digital or printed version of your emailed reservation confirmation.
    • A digital or printed status of your #CampusClear app for the date of the reservation.
  • A booking can be made for up to three hours. Only one booking is allowed per day.
  • Printing services will not be available at JTR; please use lab 111 in the Arts & Letters Hall or Brownstones in the Student Center for your printing needs.
  • Once inside, please note the following temporary changes in our access policies:

    • You must wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth for the duration of your stay or you will forfeit your reservation.
    • Eating is not permitted in the library. Beverages are allowed, as long as they are in a closed container.
    • You must leave the library after your reservation expires.
    • You must stay within the cordoned off areas of the second floor.
Failure to comply with the above rules may result in a temporary ban from access into Richardson and reporting of the infraction to the Dean of Students.

Stay home if you are sick. In addition, you must wear a mask or cloth face covering and maintain physical distancing with others while on campus. Read more about DePaul's Health & Safety Practices.

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