Mapping the Young Metropolis

The exhibition “Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915-1940″ explores a quarter century of research at UChicago that transformed the discipline of sociology. Archival documents reveal the sociological research process, from proposal to data collection to final report. Continue reading »

Mapping the Young Metropolis

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Current Exhibits Jewish Liturgy through the Ages: Nusaḥ Ashkenaz 1795-2015

An exhibit of Jewish prayer books (siddurim) of the Eastern European rite (Nusaḥ Ashkenaz) from the Library’s collection. Dating from 1795-2015, in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, each one presents the daily prayers and festival recitations uniquely. An exhibit displayed in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, July 1 through September 30, 2015. Continue reading »

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The Spirit of the Nation or the War between the Jews and Sanballat: A Gift to the Jewish Studies Collection

Thanks to the generosity of Linda Stern, the University of Chicago Library is now one of only four libraries worldwide that holds a copy of Menachem Mendel ben Hayim Kless’ Ruah ha-Le’om (The Spirit of the Nation). The copy donated by Ms. Stern is in excellent condition and an excellent complement to the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica. Continue reading »

Library offering $10 gift card for input on website

Help us with our research so we can better help you with yours. UChicago Library seeks students, faculty, and staff participants for website testing. All participants must be at least 18 years old and cannot be currently employed at the … Continue reading »


New online resource: eMarketer

University of Chicago researchers now have access to eMarketer. eMarketer is a database that provides digital market research information ranging from digital ad spend in the automotive industry to use statistics of the newest social media platforms, such as Meerkat … Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Thursday, July 2, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

July 1, noon – 1 p.m.; July 7, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
August 2015 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

Alert Fri., July 3 & Sat., July 4: all libraries closed

All campus libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, a University holiday, and Saturday, July 4, Independence Day.  Regular summer hours will resume on Sunday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see

Library summer quarter hours, June 22 – Aug. 28

Beginning Monday, June 22, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 29. Continue reading »

Hand colored map, “Populations Receiving Relief”

Current Exhibits Mapping the Young Metropolis

The exhibition “Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915-1940″ explores a quarter century of research at UChicago that transformed the discipline of sociology. Archival documents reveal the sociological research process, from proposal to data collection to final report. Continue reading »

Spring quarter loans to quarterly borrowers automatically extended to October 2

Items checked out by current quarterly borrowers with privileges in good standing and due June 26 have been automatically renewed by the Library for summer quarter. As of June 15, all such items have a new due date of October 2, 2015. No … Continue reading »

Library summer interim hours, June 13 – 21

Beginning Saturday, June 14, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the summer interim. Summer quarter hours will begin Monday, June 22. Continue reading »

Ex Libris café summer hours, June 13 – Sept. 28

Beginning June 13, the Ex Libris café in Regenstein will have reduced service hours during summer quarter. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 28.
As always, the seating area and vending machines will remain open during Regenstein’s building hours. Continue reading »

Lauren Stokes with her exhibition, "Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles"

Exhibits Feature Story Where the intellectual meets the personal

Lauren Stokes, curator of “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles,” makes invisible histories visible in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery and an associated web exhibit. She says the experiences of LGBTQ individuals offer special insight into the ways that none of our intellectual lives can be separated from our personal lives. Continue reading »

Sandra Roscoe

People Sandra Roscoe, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for Current Fiction, 1947-2015

A dedicated member of the Joseph Regenstein Library’s Reference Department for 39 years, Sandra Roscoe helped generations of students and faculty members find the resources they needed. She died of a stroke on Friday, May 29 at the age of … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours June 5 – 7

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week. Mansueto will be open Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days … Continue reading »

American Chemical Society journals optimized for smartphones and tablets

ACS2Go is ACS Publications’ new mobile platform that offers readers enhanced features and an improved reading experience optimized for tablets and smartphones. ACS2Go can also be easily paired with our University of Chicago Library subscriptions to access full text articles … Continue reading »

Miss Classics in the talent competition.

Feature Story Students’ dedication to Library highlighted in Scavenger Hunt

What do the “Miss Joe Regenstein” pageant, a hunt for the Library’s largest bladed weapon, and the hatching of “Reg Eggs” have in common? All three were 2015 Scavenger Hunt tasks, and all demonstrated students’ love of the University of Chicago Library and its centrality to student life. Continue reading »

Alice Schreyer

People Alice Schreyer, Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special Collections, leaves UChicago

Alice Schreyer will be leaving the University of Chicago Library to join the Newberry Library as the Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services on August 24. Alice’s last day at UChicago will be July 17. … Continue reading »

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The Studio in the Field: Exhibit Reception and Film Screening

Location: The John Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room. Time: May 27th, 5:00-7:30 pm. In conjunction with its current exhibit, The Studio in the Field: Techniques in Early Wildlife Photography, the John Crerar Library will be hosting a reception and film screening on … Continue reading »

Workshop: Collaboration Tools for Researchers

Crerar Library Computer Classroom, May 19th, 12-1pm A wide range of tools to help you collaborate with other researchers are available these days. This workshop will cover options for sharing different kinds of work including citation and pdfs, document files, … Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Student artists exhibit at Regenstein during FOTA

Four student artists are exhibiting their work on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library through May 8 during FOTA, the student-run Festival of the Arts that encourages artistic endeavors across the campus.  Ben Veres, a 2nd year in the College, … Continue reading »

New e-resource: IFAR’s art law and cultural property databases

If you are interested in art law research, the D’Angelo Law Library now provides e-access to the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)’s Art Law & Cultural Property databases. IFAR describes them as follows: International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation … Continue reading »

Data Data Everywhere: Introduction to Data Management

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for this session where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research.
Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 13th, 4-5pm Continue reading »

Daniel Clowes at the "Comics: Philosophy and Practice" conference at the University of Chicago in 2012. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Feature Story UChicago Library acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes

The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, Lab’79, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author. The materials in the collection reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Alert Library Catalog & BorrowDirect offline, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Wed., 4/29

The Library Catalog and BorrowDirect will be unavailable between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 due to scheduled systems maintenance. The Library Catalog will allow searches, but holdings and item availability information will not be displayed, nor … Continue reading »