The Library offers a number of orientations, tours, and special programs during the first weeks of the quarter for College students and their families. Below are some of the upcoming orientation opportunities. Click on a session to view details.
Welcome to the University of Chicago Library
Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Regenstein 122
New students and their families are invited to take a break at the Library’s welcome reception. Enjoy light refreshments and meet with our librarians, who can provide information about the Library’s many resources and services available to support students’ academic achievement. Visit the Special Collections Research Center’s newest exhibit, plus enter a drawing for an underground tour of Mansueto Library.
Library Boot Camp: Regenstein Open House
Wednesday, September 26, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Regenstein Lobby
Get ready for research before your first assignment is due! Drop by Regenstein’s open house and explore the collections, study spaces, and services available for students. Learn about course reserves, printing/copying, laptop lending, and more. Students who make all stops will receive a Library mug–or go the extra mile and discover other surprises. Snacks are available.
Science Library Open House at Crerar
Thursday, September 27, 2 – 4 p.m.
Are you pre-med or considering a science major? If so, this open house at Crerar, the science library, is for you! Learn how to find and access articles in e-journals and databases for classes and research projects. Tour our stacks and brand new study area and learn how to access print materials. Attendees receive a special Crerar giveaway! Snacks provided.
Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources
Friday, September 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you are majoring in economics, this is a can’t miss orientation. Learn about all the services the Library can provide to aid in your research, from accessing the major relevant newspapers and journals (think The Economist and The Wall Street Journal) to finding economics articles and papers. Get an introduction to some of the best sources for economics data.
In addition to these College orientations, our subject librarians will be meeting with new MA and PhD students enrolled in departments and centers from all divisions to provide an overview of research collections and tools in their fields.
For a complete list of events, see the Library Events Calendar.