James Cronin at chalkboard

The family of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, has donated his medals and academic papers to the University of Chicago Library. The late UChicago scientist made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Continue reading »

Library receives medals, papers of Nobel laureate James Cronin

Mansueto and Regenstein

Alumni Weekend at the Library

The Library welcomes alumni back to campus with two special programs: Library Resources for Alumni and Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Tour: Discover the Dome. Continue reading »

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Wellness at the Library

Learn how the Library supports wellness on campus. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library

Prayer Room opens in Regenstein B-60

On Monday, May 14, a new Prayer Room opened in the Regenstein Library. The Prayer Room was made possible by the support of the Office of the Provost, Spiritual Life and the Library. Continue reading »

Exhibits Play on Surfaces & Surfing: New Sculpture by Jessica Stockholder

Three works are installed in the library where they exist in and amongst other objects that they are similar to. Each takes as its starting point a generic desktop electronic device. On display through June 7. Continue reading »

James Cronin at blackboard

Feature Story Library receives medals, papers of Nobel laureate James Cronin

The family of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, has donated his medals and academic papers to the University of Chicago Library. The late UChicago scientist made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Continue reading »

Bombed bridge and rubble

In the Wake of the Bombs: Germany, 1945

On Monday, May 14, Professor Françoise Meltzer will speak about the book she is completing on the bombing of Germany in World War II: “Through a Lens, Darkly.” Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Celebrating the Poetry of Asia and the Middle East

A three-case exhibit of poetics works drawn from five area studies collections can be found on the Fifth Floor of Regenstein Library, running from May 1 through June 30, 2018. Continue reading »

People Get to know Todd Ito, Head of Instruction and Outreach

As the year winds to a close, we thought it was time to give the people the interview they’ve been clamoring for, so here it is. You’ve seen him at the reference desk, he’s taught you how to do legal … Continue reading »

Exhibits From Sausage to Hot Dog: the Evolution of an Icon – new web exhibit

The hot dog is an American creation, and Chicago even has its own style. But where did this popular food come from and how did it develop? Continue reading »

Entrepreneurship resources highlighted at Innovation Fest

In support of the UChicago Innovation Fest, the Library’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation research guide has been expanded to include new lists of recommended periodicals and books for entrepreneurs and innovators. Continue reading »

Students studying in D'Angelo Law Library

Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law access over the summer

Your law student accounts for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law can all be used over the summer, though under different terms for each service. Westlaw Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, … Continue reading »

Exterior view of the John Crerar Library building renovations

Alert Obtaining items from Crerar Library Lower Level bookstacks during construction

Beginning April 23, access to Crerar Library’s Lower Level Bookstacks will be temporarily closed due to construction activity. Until the area reopens, Crerar staff will page any materials needed from the stacks. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits War, Trauma, Memory

The trauma of war is represented by its absence in this exhibition. Images, sculpture, poetry, and music are haunted by the absence of violence and the persistence of memory. On display in the Special Collections Research Center April 30 to August 31. Continue reading »

A composite photograph showing a clenched fist holding a blurred driver’s license with watches.

Current Exhibits Migration Stories: book spines there burrowed

Drawing on the Regenstein’s Library’s collection of art books, and on work from The Migration Stories Project, the exhibit is a complex meditation on migration experiences, on mapping, making home, and photographing motion. On view through June 9. Continue reading »

People Get to know Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian

If you spend any amount of time in the D’Angelo Law Library, chances are good that you have been greeted by a warm smile from one of our longest-tenured librarians–Lyonette “Lyo” Louis-Jacques.  Scott Vanderlin took a moment to interview Lyo … Continue reading »

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Navigate to Regenstein Library on April 6 to create success in your second year

Second-year undergraduates are invited to “Navigate: Creating Success in Your Second Year” on Regenstein’s A Level on Friday, April 6th from 3-5 p.m. to learn about University resources to help you on your journey to success. Continue reading »

National Poetry Month April 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library

The new National Poetry Month Research Guide offers links to poetry in books, online (including readings of & podcasts about poetry) and places to go to hear poetry live in Chicago. Continue reading »

Rosa Alcalá

A poetry reading featuring Rosa Alcalá

Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá will read new work and poems from her acclaimed third collection MyOTHER TONGUE (2017) on May 4 at Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Handing a student a book at Eckhart Library

Streamlined Interlibrary Loan request process combines UBorrow, BorrowDirect and Recall in one service

The Library is now offering an improved Interlibrary Loan service that provides a streamlined way for UChicago faculty, students, and staff to request materials from a wide range of other libraries. Previously, Library users had to decide among several services … Continue reading »

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New Voter Services Guide available just in time for the March 20 Primary

Find out where the early voting locations are near the University. Locate your precinct polling place. Learn what you need to register to vote on Election Day. Continue reading »

Feature Story Students, scholars explore African-American archives in Chicago

UChicago serves as host institution for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. The consortium works to preserve the archives of the African-American experience in Chicago while extending opportunities in the field for students and offering research opportunities to scholars from around the world. Continue reading »

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New Library Guide: Data Sources for Empirical Legal Research

Do you have a research hypothesis or question you’d like to test, but aren’t sure about which data to use or even where to begin looking? Thinking about including some empirical analysis in your substantial paper requirement or journal comment, … Continue reading »

The Science Writing Prize for College Students accepting submissions for 2018

This competitive award for excellence and clarity in science writing acknowledges the ability of a University of Chicago College student to produce a paper, on a scientific topic, which is thorough in its arguments but accessible to a broad readership. Continue reading »

Harry Potter Book Display

Exhibits New Harry Potter book display and research guide

Do you need a little bit of magic during reading period and finals week? Take a break from studying by visiting our new display of Harry Potter materials on the 1st floor of Regenstein (near the Dissertation Office). This one-case … Continue reading »

Happy birthday, John Crerar!

Today, March 8th, marks the 191st birthday of Crerar Library benefactor and industrialist John Crerar. Crerar was born in New York City in 1827 and came to Chicago in 1862 to build his wealth in railroads. Upon his death in … Continue reading »