Regenstein & Mansueto News

New collaborative learning center opens on Regenstein Library A Level

Over the summer, the Regenstein Library A Level was transformed into an inviting and attractive collaborative learning environment where students, faculty, academic technologists, and librarians can interact.  The space is now open for use.

Welcome to collaborative learning centerAn open group work area was created in the center of the room.  Around this central zone, 10 new collaboration rooms have been constructed.  Their walls are covered in clear dry erase paint and can be used as whiteboards.  These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and allow four to six people to work together comfortably.

A new terrazzo floor with café-style seating has been added along the glass wall on the north side of the A Level.  This space provides users with inspiring views of the Block Garden, which was redesigned this summer.

A new vending machine is stocked with supplies such as headphones, dry erase markers, pens, post-it notes, and mini-staplers.  A beverage vending machine has also been added.  A multifunction device for copying, printing, and scanning is available.

An easy-to-operate “one button” video production studio, which will enable users to create video essays and rehearse presentations, is scheduled to be installed by the close of October.

Later this quarter, a 27-foot bar-height table equipped with convenient access to duplex power outlets will be installed just beyond the entry.  Over the December interim, additional improvements will be made to the A Level.  Seven hanging whiteboards with adjacent power outlets will be installed in the central open work zone.  Sixty lockers, which will be available for daily rental, will also be installed in one of the small rooms along the west wall.

The final phase of this project, which has yet to be scheduled, will focus on the easternmost section of the floor.  Tentative plans include a 36-person active learning classroom and a technology zone.

Library interim hours, August 27 – September 25

Beginning Saturday, August 27, the Library has reduced building hours at all of its locations for the interim. Please note that on Monday, September 5, all libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day.  Autumn quarter hours will begin Monday, September 26.

Crerar Library
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

D’Angelo Law Library Circulation
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday (August 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18) Closed
Sunday (Sept. 25) noon – 9 p.m.

Eckhart Library
Monday – Friday noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Mansueto Library

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday (August 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18) Closed
Sunday (Sept. 25) noon – 4:45 p.m.

Regenstein Library
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday  – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday (August 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18) Closed
Sunday (Sept. 25) noon – 5 p.m.

Regenstein All-Night Study
Closed until September 27 at 12:01 a.m.

Regenstein Ex Libris Cafe
Monday — Friday (August 29 – Sept. 2) 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday — Friday (Sept. 5 – 16) Closed
Monday — Friday (Sept. 19 – 23) 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday (August 27, Sept. 3, 10, 25) Closed
Saturday (Sept. 17) 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

SSA Library
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Updated August 31 to include Ex Libris hours.

Jean Block Garden renovation at Regenstein

In conjunction with the Regenstein A Level project, the Jean Block Garden, located on the north side of Regenstein Library, will undergo a garden renovation project beginning Friday, August 5.  The work schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with planned completion in 6 business days, dependent upon the weather.

The renovation includes the removal of yews in the southwest corner of the garden as well as the removal of the existing gravel pathway and the steel edging.  Existing perennials around the removed yews will be transplanted within the garden.  New planting bed lines will also be created and sod will be installed.

Viewed from the 72-foot glass wall on the north side of the A Level, the renovated Block Garden will provide students and faculty working in the collaborative learning center with inspiring garden views.

Jean Block Garden 2016 Renovation

 

Monday, July 4: all libraries closed

All campus libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4, Independence Day. On Sunday, July 3, Crerar will close at 8 p.m.  Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Ex Libris café summer hours, June 11 – Sept. 25

Beginning Saturday, June 11, the Ex Libris café in Regenstein will have reduced service hours during summer.

Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday — Sunday Closed

Regular hours will resume Monday, September 26, the start of autumn quarter.

As always, the seating area and vending machines will remain open during Regenstein’s building hours.

Library summer interim hours, June 11- 19

Beginning Saturday, June 11, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the summer interim. Summer quarter hours will begin Monday, June 20.

Crerar Library
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

D’Angelo Law Library Circulation
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Eckhart Library
Monday – Friday noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

Mansueto Library
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday noon – 4:45 p.m.

Regenstein Library
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday  – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

Regenstein All-Night Study
Closed until September 27 at 1 a.m.

SSA Library
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Alumni Weekend June 2 – 5

The Library is offering the following tours and events as part of Alumni Weekend:

Thursday, June 2
This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries
Location: Meet in the Regenstein lobby
The library remains at the center of campus life, despite vast changes in how we access information. Tour Regenstein’s renovated spaces and visit the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for a behind-the-scenes tour of its innovative robotic storage and retrieval system to learn how the libraries have adapted.
11 AM – Noon
1 PM – 2 PM

Friday, June 3
This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries
Location: Meet in the Regenstein lobby
3 – 4 PM

Discussion | Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes, LAB’79
Location: Meet in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
Curator Ashley Gosselar will introduce alumni to this Special Collections Research Center exhibition, which traces the evolution of cartoonist Daniel Clowes’ (LAB’79) artistic process from conception to production to publication.
4 – 4:45 PM

Saturday, June 4
This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries
Location: Meet in the Regenstein lobby
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Discussion | The Art and Adventuresome Life of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, PhB 1911
Location: Meet in the Special Collections Research Center Classroom
Jay Mulberry, AB’63, MAT’71, looks toward a summer Special Collections Research Center exhibition he will co-curate: The Art of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. Many of Baldridge’s fine book illustrations from World War I, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are housed in the Smart Museum.
11 AM — Noon

If alumni visiting for the weekend celebration are unable to attend one of these tours or events, they are welcome to visit any of the libraries on their own.

Regenstein A Level closed June 13 to Sept. 9 to create a collaborative learning center

Work continues this summer on a three-phase project to transform the Regenstein A Level Reading Room into an inviting and attractive collaborative learning center where students, faculty, academic technologists, and librarians can interact. Library and IT Services staff have worked with Woodhouse Tinucci Architects to create a design that will transform the floor into a vibrant laboratory of interactive learning.

From June 13 until September 9, the A Level Reading Room will be closed for phase two renovations. At the center of the floor, a broad, open area will be created, where groups can work at whiteboard panels suspended from the ceiling. Around this central zone, 10 new collaboration nooks lined with whiteboards will be built to allow four to six people to work together comfortably. Video monitors will be available in some nooks.

Last fall, during the first phase of the project, a 72-foot glass wall was installed, bringing daylight deep inside the room and providing a view of the Jean Block Garden. This summer, a new terrazzo floor and café tables will be added along the glass.

An easy-to-operate “one button” video production studio will also be added this summer, enabling students to create video essays and rehearse presentations.

In the final phase of the project, tentatively planned for summer 2017, contractors will create a 36-person active learning classroom and a technology zone, including studio space for creating web tutorials, producing webinars, and delivering online instruction.

During construction, crews will be working weekdays until approximately 4 p.m. The Library apologizes for the noise and inconvenience caused by this work.

A Level rendering

A Level rendering (courtesy of Woodhouse Tinucci)

Extended Library hours June 3 – 5

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 4 and Saturday, June 5 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days until 1:00 a.m.

The Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will be open 24 hours until the end of finals on Friday, June 10.

For a full list of library hours, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Memorial Day: Eckhart and SSA libraries closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, May 30, Eckhart and SSA libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st Floor of Regenstein will also remain open.