The DePaul University Rinn Law Library was designated a Federal
Depository in 1979. Previously, from 1975 to 1980, the library received
depository documents via the DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
Library in the 5th Congressional District.
a selective Federal Depository library (currently selecting 8 percent of
available items) the Rinn Law Library supports the general collection
activities of the law school and the university libraries (Lincoln Park
campus, Loop campus and suburban locations), as well as the needs of
residents of the 7th Congressional District.
Selections for the DePaul University Libraries are made under a formal Selective Housing Agreement with the law library.
- All depository materials are catalogued and integrated into the collections.
- The general libraries house Census Bureau publications and other titles providing demographic and business-related information.
- The law library houses mostly law-related titles covering all three branches of government.
The general public is entitled to use the Federal Depository
publications housed in the DePaul University Libraries. Providing free
access to the general public to the resources of the documents
collection, including electronic resources, is a basic program
- Guests must visit the circulation desk and present a photo ID in order to sign in.
- Library administrators under the Federal Depository Library
Program (FDLP) guidelines determine hours of operation, access and
security procedures. (See Administrative Notes - v.24 - #04 - p.7, 4/15/2003.)
- Depository access is limited to patrons who have depository-related needs.
Public Online Research
The law library provides several computer workstations that can be
used by the public to retrieve government information via the Internet.
Reference librarians are able to assist with any access issues.