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General Access Policy

The primary purpose of the Rinn Law Library is to support the teaching and research functions of the School of Law and other DePaul University researchers who need to use legal materials. The Rinn Law Library is also open to the general public for the purpose of conducting legal research and using the federal government depository collection. With the exception of select government documents databases; internet and wireless network access is not available to members of the general public. Patrons without DePaul ID cards must ring the buzzer to gain entrance, sign in and show current photo identification (i.e. government issued photo identification). 

Reference Librarians are available to assist patrons with finding and using materials in the law library. Please note that although the reference librarians will assist users who need information, a reference librarian will NOT research or interpret the law for any patron.

Due to space limitations, public access to the Law Library may be restricted during exam/study periods.