DeVry University Addison Campus Library

Regular HOURS
    7:30am - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday
    7:30am - 7:00pm   Friday
    9:00am - 1:00pm   Saturday

The library closes when the building is closed by a Siren notice.

Student Staff can help with general questions about the library collection and how to log on for database searching.
For more specific questions or in-depth assistance with research strategies, please use the Online Reference Desk service.

A real time, chatroom style, online reference service is maintained by DeVry University Librarians during the hours posted on their site. Click the Online Reference Desk icon for access to Ask-a-Librarian.
Look for the posted reduced hours over Break.

DeVry University maintains a comprehensive library (on campuses and online) that provides access to current resources, including full-text periodical databases, print and electronic books, and reference services in-person, via phone, email, and chat. We have also gone SOCIAL. Join us on Facebook at

Online Resources
DeVry University Library Services is your partner on the path to academic excellence and lifelong learning. With 27 branches across North America, and a vast collection of ebooks and articles available anytime from the web, we are always right where you need us to be. Click here for access to the DeVry Library Resources page.

Use the Online Catalog  to find books in the DeVry Library system including the Addison Campus Library To find books at non DeVry libraries, click on WorldCat. Your librarians can help you request items from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Addison Campus Library...a quiet place for study and research.
The library is located in the center of the Addison campus on both floors.
Library "Ambiance"

- The Library is intended to be a quiet place for study and research.
- Please show respect for your fellow students and keep the noise level to a minimum.
- Students may not bring minors into the library. Students causing a disruption will be asked to leave the Library.
- Cell phones should be set to "vibrate" while using the Library. Please take your phone conversations to the hall.

Room 128 Circulation Desk, Reserve shelf, Main Stack collection, Audio, and New items, Circulation Desk 630-652-8361

Room 231 Reference collection. Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals.

Individual Study Space:
Space for independent study is available at tables or carrels. The study carrels are networked or laptop ready.
Room 128C has been designated independent quiet study space. The room is electronics free and available, any time during library hours, for up to 3 students.

Group Study Rooms:
Four group study or conference rooms are available in the library for students needing to work together.
The rooms are reserved in advance at the Circulation Desk.
Rooms can be reserved for up to two consecutive hours.
Groups may continue to use the room if there is no booking.
Reservations are cancelled, if no one has claimed the room by 15 minutes past the hour.
Please watch the noise levels of your voice and the doors.
Group study work should not be disturbing to others in the library.

Library Instruction:
The Library Staff conducts in-class presentations at the invitation of the Instructor. Presentations can be general in nature or tailored to the specific topics or assignments of the class. Information Literacy, research strategies, database searching, and the Internet are some of the topics covered. If you feel that your class would benefit from such a presentation, ask your Instructor to contact the Director of Library Services. Individual instruction is available by appointment with Beverly Hughes.

Collections: The Library collection includes books, periodicals, audiovisuals and electronic resources. Currently, the Library owns approximately 15,000 physical books and approximately 17,000 electronic books (see Online Catalog link above). Approximately 150 magazine, journal and newspaper subscriptions are maintained, while an additional 5,000 full-text electronic periodicals are available through the DeVry University Online Resources. Several hundred DVDs round out the physical collection.

Loan Periods
Circulating books: 2 weeks
- Overdue fines: $0.10/day*
- Renewals allowed
Circulating videos: 7 days
- Overdue fines: $.50/day*
- Renewals allowed
Reserve materials (including textbooks): 4 hours
- Overdue fines: $.50/hour*
- No renewals

*Any owed fines or fees must be paid in Student Central located on the second floor, Room 229.  
Please provide a receipt of payments made.

Interlibrary Loan:The Library is a member of the DuPage Library System, Illinet, and OCLC. Therefore, we can obtain materials not owned by our library through a service called Interlibrary Loan. Check WorldCat (one of the First Search databases) for holdings at other libraries around the country. Email the Library Director or complete and Interlibrary Loan form at the Circulation Desk. 

Audiovisual Equipment:Equipment is available for viewing audiovisual items in the Library Group Study Room 128A. Please ask at the Circulation Desk.

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