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Families and Alumni: Tour DePaul's Newly Renovated Richardson Library

by Brent Nunn 10/14/2013 11:35:00 AM

Take a tour of the newly renovated Richardson library as part of Family and Reunion Weekend 2013! Get a behind the scenes look at rare collections, expanded collaborative spaces and the latest technology for the next generation of library users.

Those of you visiting DePaul this weekend for a reunion might have special memories of the library you knew....

Prior to 1968, the Lincoln Park campus libraries occupied various buildings on what was known as the "Uptown" campus. In 1968 the Schmitt Academic Center (SAC) was completed, and the campus libraries were finally brought together in a shared space, occupying the third and fourth floors of the award-winning concrete building.
 Richardson Library Dedication 1992
In 1992, the University's first free standing library was built in brick and limestone style to fit in with the row houses and converted warehouse buildings of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The John T. Richardson library and accompanying quadrangle expanded the Lincoln Park campus to accommodate DePaul's growing residential student population.

New students will make new memories in the state of the art Information Commons on the first floor of the Richardson Library.  The new Information Commons offers users what University Librarian Scott Walter has called "a vastly improved experience...." Beyond new furniture, inviting workspaces, and open views onto Fullerton Avenue, the Information Commons offers expanded services and programs that support teaching and learning for students, faculty, and staff alikeInformation Commons.  
Come visit our cutting edge "Scholars Lab"  or drop in on librarians at the Research Help Desk. Take a seat in our comfortable Learning Commons, scan through a selection from our Unwind the Mind Recreational Reading Collection, the Chicago Collection, or the DePaul Faculty Publications Collection. Make new memories or revisit old ones on a tour of the John T. Richardson Library.
Tours begin at the Library's first floor desk every half hour between 11am-1pm, Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Where: John T. Richardson Library, 2350 N Kenmore. Meet at the 1st floor circulation desk for tours of the first floor Information Commons, the library’s upper floors, and finish with a look in the library’s 3rd floor Special Collections and Archives. Librarians will be available to answer questions.  Click here for a full list of weekend activities at Special Collections & Archives.

Click here to learn more about the newly dedicated Information Commons and DePaul's ongoing multiyear plans for renovating the Richardson Library at the Lincoln Park campus.

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