Improving Regenstein’s reading rooms

Changes are coming to Regenstein Library’s upper floor reading rooms.

This week, the Library will begin realizing several long-standing goals for the reading rooms on floors 2 through 5. These are the first steps in a planning process aimed at improving the ability of reading room spaces to best serve the diverse needs of faculty and students at the University.

This first phase includes the creation of additional group studies, quiet study areas, and new consultation spaces for users to confer with Library subject specialists. New furniture will be installed, and existing furniture and shelving will be rearranged within each floor to create floor layouts that are intuitive to navigate and that encourage engagement with the Library’s collections.

These changes will take place starting August 23 and will be largely complete by the end of October. Users can expect some noise and disruptions as lockers and carrels are being moved and reference collections are being relocated. For updates regarding the reference collections, visit lib.uchicago.edu/h/move.

If you have questions about these changes, contact Jim Vaughan, Associate University Librarian for User Services.


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