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. These programs are designed to let new students explore our spaces, meet our expert staff, and be introduced to the extensive print and online collections available to them at the Library.
Welcome to the University of Chicago Library
Saturday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4 p.m.
Regenstein Library, Room 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.
RegFest: Explore the UChicago Library
Wednesday, September 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm,
Get a jump-start on your study skills before your first assignment is due! Drop by Regenstein Library’s open house to explore study spaces, view our collections, and meet staff who can help you. Learn about course readings, printing/scanning, laptop lending, e-resources, and more. Enjoy games, activities, and snacks. Students visiting all locations receive a Library mug.
Crerar Science Library Pre-Reqs
Thursday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
John Crerar Library
Are you pre-med or considering a science major? If so, this orientation at Crerar, the science library, is for you! We’ll show you everything you need to know to find articles and data for your classes and projects. Tour our stacks and study areas and learn how to find books. Attendees receive a giveaway! Snacks provided.
Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources
Thursday, September 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Friday, September 27 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122
If you are majoring in economics, you can’t miss this 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. Plus get an introduction to some of the best sources for economics data.
Online Library Orientation
Students unable to attend one of the Library’s in-person programs are invited to explore our extensive collections, services, and spaces by visiting our online orientation guide.
In addition to these programs for the College, the Library will also be providing orientations for graduate students. Led by the Library’s subject librarians, these programs are designed for the needs of new MA and PhD students, providing an overview of research collections and tools for their respective fields along with general library information. Graduate students should check with their departments’ orientation schedules for the library orientations for their programs.