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About The Chicago School University Library

The Chicago School University Library serves The Chicago School in its mission to be the pre-eminent institution in psychology and the health sciences.


The Chicago School first opened its doors to students on the 26th of February, 1979, as The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. When the college first opened, it did not have a library and instead arranged for the use of the DePaul University Libraries for the first year. However, the college began to plan for its own library in the Spring of 1979.

In 1981 the College relocated from 30 W. Chicago Avenue on Chicago’s Near North Side to the Fine Arts Building at 410 South Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It is in this building that The Chicago School Library occupied the entire floor in the annex that adjoined the fourth floor. In 1986, The Chicago School moved from the Fine Arts Building to its new location at the historic Dearborn Station. In 2004, the Library moved to its current home at 325 N. Wells St.

In 2008, the Los Angeles Campus Library opened with the establishment of the Los Angeles Campus, which moved to its current home in the Aon Center in 2019. In 2010, two years after the establishment of the Los Angeles Campus, the Washington DC Campus Library opened. In 2018, the Library began to rebrand itself as the University Library, representing the growth of The Chicago School from a single PsyD program in Chicago to the over 30 programs offered by the institution today.