Detail of refractor telescope

The Library is partnering with faculty and students in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics to run a pilot study to determine how to scan historical glass slides in a way that will facilitate meaningful scientific inquiry. Continue reading »

Mining historical glass slides for astronomical data

Librarians welcoming students

Orientation programs introduce students to the variety of Library resources and services

The library today is much more than a study space. It is an essential resource for academic success. As our new undergraduates come to campus for Orientation Week, the University of Chicago Library is offering several open houses and programs to welcome new students and introduce them to many services and resources available to support their coursework and research. Continue reading »

People Meet Holiday Vega, new Health and Social Services Librarian

Holiday Vega joined the University of Chicago on August 19th as the Health and Social Services Librarian and she works both at the Crerar Library and the Social Services Administration Library. Continue reading »

The installation "aeon" on Mansueto Library's dome, with researchers below.

Art installation inside Mansueto Library dome transforms OI’s ancient figures

During a visit to the University of Chicago, visual artist Ann Hamilton became enamored with the Oriental Institute’s collection of stone and ceramic figures. To celebrate the OI’s 100th anniversary, she has transformed those figures into an installation inside Mansueto Library that is open to the general public on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Continue reading »

Stamp depicting the 90th anniversary of the One Thousand-ri Journey for national liberation

Exhibits Understanding North Korea through Stamps

The East Asian Collection acquired more than 2,000 North Korean stamps this year, each of which has been digitized and accompanied by in-depth data to form the first digital collection of its kind developed by any library worldwide. The stamps are available online and a selection will be on display in Regenstein Library from Sept. 23 to Dec. 23. Continue reading »

Mansueto Library at sunset

Mansueto closes at 5 p.m. on September 17 for special event

If you have material awaiting pickup in Mansueto during this time, please ask for assistance at Regenstein Circulation. Continue reading »

Photograph of part of a face (including an eye with glasses) behind part of a stop sign

Access to the John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier

Thanks to the publicity we have received about the recent gift of the John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier, the University of Chicago Library and Special Collections Research Center have been contacted by many interested to see the collection. The archivists are currently working to organize and describe the collection. As soon as this job is complete we will be posting the news to our various outreach and social media platforms. Continue reading »

librarian in office

People New location for Science Librarians at Crerar

Crerar reference librarians are now in their permanent office area in Crerar Library.  They are still on the first floor but on the north side of the building behind the Zar Room and accessible from the door to the right. Continue reading »

Detail of refractor telescope

Feature Story Mining historical glass slides for astronomical data

The Library is partnering with faculty and students in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics to run a pilot study to determine how to scan historical glass slides in a way that will facilitate meaningful scientific inquiry. Continue reading »

Graduate fellow points at map on screen

People The Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Fellowships

Two Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Fellowships are available for Fall. Apply by September 15. Continue reading »

Mansueto Library Grand Reading Room (Photo by Jason Smith)

Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “High Impact Collaboration: Libraries and Undergraduate Research Partnerships”

The 6th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, High Impact Collaboration: Libraries and Undergraduate Research Partnerships, will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

The installation "aeon" on Mansueto Library's dome, with researchers below.


Ann Hamilton’s project “aeon,” a temporary art installation, will be on view Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 in Mansueto Library in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Oriental Institute. Continue reading »

Feature Story UChicago Library receives 2,700 vintage photos by Vivian Maier

Collector John Maloof’s gift to the University of Chicago Library creates the largest institutional collection of acclaimed photographer Vivian Maier’s prints. Few have ever been published or displayed before. (Image: Unpublished work © 2017 The Estate of Vivian Maier. All rights reserved.) Continue reading »

Breasted in his Haskell Office

Exhibits Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100

This exhibition explores the Oriental Institute’s 100 years of excavation, research, and scholarship. On view Sept. 16 – Dec. 13. Continue reading »

Drawing of man reaching for woman held back by another woman

Feature Story The cartoonists’ guide to law

The D’Angelo Law Library’s new collection of illustrated legal codes offers insight into statutes and society. Foreign and International Law Librarian Lyonette Louis-Jacques explores illustrations by cartoonist Joseph Hémard. Continue reading »

Knowledge@UChicago featured research: Code for a simple model of evolution of melt pond coverage on Arctic sea ice

Knowledge@UChicago is a service that can help researchers meet requirements or expectations from journals such as The Cryosphere, Nature Research, Science, and a growing number of others. Continue reading »

Elizabeth Frengel holds a rare book

People Discovering Chicago’s rare books with Elizabeth Frengel

With 340,000 rare books in Special Collections, Curator of Rare Books Elizabeth Frengel has examined gems of historical importance and surpassing beauty. Continue reading »

Knowledge@UChicago featured research: Game Mechanics, Experience Design, and Affective Play

Patrick Jagoda and Peter McDonald’s book chapter “explores games as a major object of study in both media theory and practice.” Continue reading »

Emma Boettcher on "Jeopardy!"

People UChicago librarian halts ‘Jeopardy!’ champ’s historic run

Emma Boettcher, who wrote her thesis about the show, beats 32-time winner James Holzhauer. Boettcher is the UChicago Library’s User Experience Resident Librarian. Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study Hours June 7 – 9

The all-night study space will be open 24 hours until the end of finals on Friday, June 14. Continue reading »

UChicago Alumni Weekend, June 6-9, 2019

Alumni Weekend at the Library

The University of Chicago Library welcomes alumni back to campus with four special programs scheduled for June 6-8. Continue reading »

Photo of María Teresa León

Exhibits When Fascism Wins: 80 Years from the Spanish Anti-Fascist Exile

This exhibit, on view through June 15, presents a selection of works written in the 1930s or during exile organized around three themes: uprooting and death; domestic epics; and self-sufficiency and power. Continue reading »

world ocean map

Marie Tharp: Pioneering Oceanographer – new web exhibit

A pioneer in her field, renowned cartographer Marie Tharp created the first scientific maps of the Atlantic Ocean floor with her partner Bruce Heezen. Her observations showed the topography and geographical landscape of the ocean bottom and were crucial to the development of the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift in the earth sciences.  Continue reading »

view of earth from orbit with satellite

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports online edition now available

Fully searchable, this digital edition of the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century provides insights into decades of world history. Continue reading »

Rafadi Hakim pointing to digital image

Feature Story Library summer 2019 graduate student fellowship opportunities

The Library is offering three summer fellowships for UChicago graduate students. The fellowships are designed to give students opportunities to explore alternative scholarly careers and build skills and knowledge in new areas of scholarship. Apply by May 30. Continue reading »

Photo of student using laptop at D'Angelo Law Library

Exam preparation resources at the D’Angelo Law Library

The D’Angelo Law Library provides a variety of resources to help students prepare for exams, including past exams, online study aids, and more. Continue reading »