As a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, the Rinn
Law Library is open to members of the public who have a
depository-related need to be in the library. DePaul requests that all
public patrons sign in at the circulation desk and present current
government-issued photo identification (e.g., a valid state driver's
license). Visitors should refer to Rinn Law Library hours of operation.
Most of the library's print and microforms collection is
available for reading and research purposes. Additionally, public
patrons have access to both print and electronic federal government depository.
Patrons may use one of the four workstations near the reference
desk to search the DePaul and I-Share libraries' catalogs as well as
selected federal and state government websites. Additionally, they may
use one of the two Westlaw KeyCite terminals to evaluate and locate
citations to legal authority.
Patrons may send an email using online reference.
A reference librarian will respond as soon as possible, usually within
one business day. University holidays may result in longer response
When the College of Law is in session, reference librarians are
available to provide basic reference assistance and suggest general
The law library has four public photocopiers. Copies are 10 cents
each and must be made with a Demon Express copy card. To purchase a
copy card, use the DePaul Vend Transfer Station (VTS) located in Room
402. The VTS machine accepts $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. Please report
all copier problems to the circulation desk staff. To request a refund,
telephone the university's technology contact center's help desk at
Current students, faculty and staff from I-Share libraries can
also borrow or check out Rinn Library books that are classified as