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.
As a selective Federal Depository library (currently selecting 8% 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.
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 obligation.
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.