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DePauw Libraries Resource Policy


DePauw University uses WorldCat Discovery as our discovery (search) interface. A discovery service is an online tool that allows library systems to search across a wide range of content, including physical and online resources. They are used by libraries around the world to help users search for content in an accurate and efficient way. Learn more about DePauw's WorldCat Discovery here.

Digital Resources

The DePauw Libraries provide content to a number of digital resources including: e-book collections, subject specific databases, newspapers, media, our Institutional Repository, and Digital Library.

Browse some of our digital content on DePauw's A-Z Databases list.

Resource Sharing

Interlibrary Loan is a service whereby a DePauw library patron can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc. and/or receive digital copies of materials that are owned by another library. This means that we work hard to get you what you need! ILL is free for DePauw students, faculty, and staff; the library incurs any fee associated with your request. Learn more about ILL here.

DePauw is a member of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). This library-to-library collaboration strives to enhance faculty teaching and student learning for academic success. Through the “Power of PALNI,” each school benefits from reducing the duplication of efforts and achieving more in quality, value, and support. Members of the DePauw community are able to request materials from PALNI schools, such as Butler, Earlham, and Wabash, through interlibrary loan. The PALNI shared catalog expedites patron-initiated ILL requests.