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 »

Students, scholars explore African-American archives in Chicago

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 »

Graphic "Be Ready to Vote"

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 »

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 »

Brooker Prize 2017 winners and Mr. Brooker

Apply for the Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

Second- and fourth-year College students at the University of Chicago with a theme-focused book collection are invited to apply for a Brooker Prize. The prizes include $1,000 for a second-year student and $2,000 for a fourth-year student. Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours Mar. 9 – 11

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open 24 hours from Monday, March 5 until the end of finals on Friday, March 16. Continue reading »

Raymond Gadke

People Raymond Gadke, AM’66, Reading Room Manager, 1943-2018

Raymond Gadke provided scholarly resources to four decades of researchers and mentorship to generations of College students at the University of Chicago. Continue reading »

James Nye

People James Nye travels to Nepal as a Fulbright Fellow

Nye will join in a survey of Nepali collections in the Kathmandu Valley, Palpa, and Lumbini, many of which were severely damaged in the 2015 earthquakes and are still out of service. Continue reading »

Willie Pickens’ at a piano

Current Exhibits Rhythm and Bombast: In Memory of Willie Pickens (1931-2017)

Pickens was known for his bombastic style and thunderous sound, paired with a melodic and harmonic ingenuity and versatility. An exhibit in two cases is on display February 19 – April 29 in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

People Introducing Ian Williams, new Access Services Assistant

If you study in the library during the evening, you may have seen a new face at the circulation desk. Ian Williams joined the D’Angelo Law Library at the beginning of January as our new Access Services Assistant. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services … Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

New database trial: Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies

The Library has received trial access to the database Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies. Continue reading »

Politico Pro Trial

Our trial of Politico Pro is now active. Politico Pro’s reporters cover federal government activity in these areas: Agriculture, Budget & Appropriations, Campaigns, Cybersecurity, Defence, Education, Employment & Immigration, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Tax, Trade, Technology, and Transportation with very … Continue reading »

Detail Francysk Skaryna, 1517

Current Exhibits The Printing Press Comes to Eastern Europe in the Slavic Tongues

This two-case exhibit commemorates the quincentennial of the printing of the first translation of the Bible into the Belarusian language by Francysk Skaryna. On display February 13 through June 1, 2018, in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Science and Conscience: Chicago’s Met Lab and the Manhattan Project

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and Manhattan Project scientists successfully operated the world’s first nuclear reactor beneath the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field. This exhibition explores the secret atomic program on the University campus that continued with the research of the Metallurgical Laboratory. After the war, Chicago’s scientists led the successful effort for civilian control of nuclear energy. On view February 19 to April 13. Continue reading »

Detail of map showing kelp abundance

Feature Story Library digitizes maps for study of kelp in a changing climate

“As ecologists, we’re realizing that libraries and museums have incredible archival information about how our ecosystems used to look before we really were recording it very well,” said Professor Cathy Pfister. The Library digitized rare World War I-era maps for Professor Pfister’s study of kelp abundance. Continue reading »

People Black Metropolis Research Consortium winter newsletter

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Winter 2018 newsletter is now available.  Highlights include articles on: preparation of Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun’s collection by an Archie Motley Archival Intern; the BMRC’s new Executive Director, Andrea Jackson; the 2017 Summer Short-term Fellowship … Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

MLK Day 2018: Regenstein and Mansueto open; all other libraries closed

On Monday, January 15, Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Regenstein and Mansueto will remain open during their regular building hours. Continue reading »

Darrin Rosenthal

People Introducing Darrin Rosenthal, new Head of Access Services

Darrin Rosenthal joined the D’Angelo Law Library in October as our new Head of Access Services in October. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services Librarian, interviewed Darrin to find out how he found his way to the library world and what keeps him busy … Continue reading »

Feature Story Explore Mexican indigenous languages in McQuown papers

The papers of anthropologist, linguist, and University of Chicago professor Norman A. McQuown are now available to researchers at the Special Collections Research Center. A new guide is also available for the records of the Department of Anthropology’s Chiapas Project, which McQuown was heavily involved in. Continue reading »


New research guide for Molecular Engineering

A new guide shows how to find the most useful information resources and services available for molecular engineering. Continue reading »

Thomas Edison's patent drawing for the incandescent light bulb.

Thomas Edison and the incandescent light bulb

December 31st marked the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb in 1879. Read more about Thomas Edison and incandescent lighting. Continue reading »

Headshot of Jean Bethke Elshtain

Papers of political theorist Jean Bethke Elshtain now open to researchers

The personal papers of political theorist, ethicist, author, and professor, Jean Bethke Elshtain are now available for research in the Special Collections Research Center. The papers primarily document Elshtain’s career in academia and her activities as a public intellectual called … Continue reading »

speaker at Zar Symposium

Zar Symposium, “Open Data: Science, Health, Community,” available online

Video recordings from the 5th biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “Open Data: Science, Health, Community” are now available online.  The symposium featured speakers from Mozilla, the National Library of Medicine, the City of Chicago and more, who provided insight into … Continue reading »