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Find, Borrow, Request

Find, borrow, renew, request, and access information and materials in the DI Library, other libraries, online databases, and the web.

Online Library Resources

  • The LIRN Library Portal is your gateway to all online library resources. You can get there by clicking the link above and entering your DI email address and password, or clicking the LIRN Library tab in Canvas in any of your courses.
  • You can find usernames and passwords for online library resources on the DI Library tab in Canvas.

Coming Soon!

Online access to Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and the Journal of Green Building

Remote Services Still Available

Although the library is open, remote services are still available.

No-Contact Pickup Available

  • Contact the library to arrange a safe, no-contact pickup of books and other library materials.


  • If you need to use an item that is limited to library-use only (such as Reference and Course Reserve materials), the Librarian may be able to scan the selection you need and send it to you digitally. Contact the library to consult with a Librarian.

Zoom Appointments

  • The Librarians are available to meet with you over Zoom to provide research and writing assistance. Contact the library to schedule a Zoom appointment.

Current Loan Periods

  • The current loan period for most materials is 4 weeks. Click here for instructions on how to renew materials.