Burning books

Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? The banned and challenged materials in this exhibit will challenge you to answer: how do you define what is and isn’t censorship? On view in Special Collections, Sept. 17–Dec. 14. Continue reading »

Censorship and Information Control

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People Crerar Librarians

Crerar reference librarians are now temporarily located in the 3rd floor of the renovated Crerar Library. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library

The Scholarly Environment at the University of Chicago Library

For the pursuit of knowledge to flourish, the Library is committed to maintaining an environment for users that is supportive of study, research, reflection, and scholarly collaboration; welcoming; safe; respectful of all; and comfortable, with spaces for quiet individual study, research, and reflection and designated areas for collaborative work. Continue reading »

Exterior of the John Crerar Library with trees

Crerar renovation update

The John Crerar Library’s Access and Circulation Desk has reopened in its newly renovated home on the Lower Level, next to the bookstacks. The new space houses staff and services such as circulation, Scan and Deliver, search requests, and course reserves. Continue reading »

Burning books

Exhibits Feature Story Censorship and Information Control

Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? The banned and challenged materials in this exhibit will challenge you to answer: how do you define what is and isn’t censorship? On view in Special Collections, Sept. 17–Dec. 14. Continue reading »

Story of historic African-American fraternity told through University Archives

The University of Chicago’s Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is celebrating its centennial this year. Established on February 9, 1918, the African-American fraternity initiated members who went on to high achievement in law, education, medicine, politics, and … Continue reading »

D'Angelo Law Library

New Elgar online law databases

University researchers now have access to the following new Elgar online resources via the D’Angelo Law Library’s subscription: Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law Elgar Encyclopedia of Law and Economics Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International … Continue reading »

Roundup of new guides to archives and manuscripts collections

Archivists in the Special Collections Research Center were hard at work arranging and describing archival collections this past fiscal year. 38 collections comprising 1,064 linear feet of material – that’s the length of more than 3.5 football fields! – are … Continue reading »

Rendering of Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe named after UChicago physicist

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is named after UChicago physicist Eugene Parker, the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics. Read his original research in the books and articles held by the Library. Continue reading »

June Pachuta Farris

People June Pachuta Farris, Bibliographer for Slavic and East European Studies, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was valued and recognized by scholars and librarians throughout the world for her expertise as a bibliographer in Slavic and East European Studies and for the generosity she demonstrated throughout her decades of service to the profession. She died on July 27 after a short illness at age 70. Continue reading »

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection: New database from HeinOnline

HeinOnline has recently added the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection. This collection offers all U.S. government documents relating to the assassination, including state and local law enforcement materials. Continue reading »

Cecilia Smith

People Meet new GIS and Maps Librarian Cecilia Smith

Barbara Kern interviewed Cecilia to find out how she plans to work with faculty and students, and what she sees as emerging trends in GIS and Map Libraries. Continue reading »

People D’Angelo librarians receive innovation award

D’Angelo Law librarians Todd Ito and Scott Vanderlin received the Innovation Tournament Award and a monetary prize on July 17 from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The prize will support the development of a tool that will make … Continue reading »

Decoration of marriage

Feature Story Postcard Collection of Colonial Korea goes live online

This Collection includes 8,000 postcard images depicting the cultural, industrial, and technological status of Korea from the first half of the 20th century. It is a valuable visual resource for Korean studies at the University and will be a significant primary source for research. Continue reading »

New Indian Database: SCC Online

The D’Angelo Law Library has subscribed to SCC Online. SCC Online has Indian Supreme Court and state High Court case law, pre-independence case law, central and state statutes, bills in Parliament, government policy documents, and reports of committees and commissions. … Continue reading »

Safari Ebooks replacement

The library is replacing our Safari ebooks subscription with individual ebooks.  Ebooks formerly available through Safari will be available through our catalog only. Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

Library summer quarter hours, June 18 – August 25

Beginning Monday, June 18, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 25. Continue reading »

Third Edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics brings changes to access

Palgrave Macmillan published a new edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics late last year. This updated version features new articles as well as articles from the two  previous editions. It is now on the SpringerLink platform and offers … Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours June 1-3

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 after the building closes at 11 p.m. The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours … Continue reading »

Color fortune tellers with punctuation marks

Exhibits The Cage

Thirteen hundred fortune tellers will be exhibited on the First Floor of Regenstein Library. Inside them are snippets of Henry James’s novella “In The Cage.” The exhibit functions as a continual re-assemblage of the book. On view May 30–June 4. Continue reading »

Use natural language to find sequence data

NCBI Labs now offers a natural language search option for finding sequences.  So, the next time you need to search for a gene, transcript, or genome assembly for an organism, give it a try! The new and improved search addresses three … Continue reading »

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 »