The Library is delighted to welcome alumni and their guests for tours, meet and greets, and an exhibition during Alumni Weekend. Alumni and their guests are also welcome to visit the Library while on campus outside formal event times.
Tour: Libraries in a New Light
Meet at the Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.
Offered at four times:
- Thursday, June 1, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Friday, June 2, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3, 3:30–4:45 p.m.
The Library remains at the center of research, learning, and campus life at UChicago, providing innovative digital services for the information age. Tour the newly transformed Regenstein A Level and the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Admire the striking glass-domed reading room, see the robotic storage and retrieval system, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the preservation laboratories where collections from across the centuries are conserved and digitized.
Tensions in Renaissance Cities: View the Special Collections Exhibition and Meet the Curators
The Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 E. 57th St.
- Saturday, June 3: 1–2 p.m.
This Special Collections Research Center exhibition charts the tensions of Renaissance capitals from Venice to Mexico City as they looked eastward, westward, backward toward antiquity, or upward to the celestial geographies offered by magic, science, and theology. See highlights from the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections and the Smart Museum of Art and meet the curators—Ada Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of History and the College; PhD student Hilary Barker, AM’06; and Margo Weitzman, AM’15.
Meet and Greet with Library Director and University Librarian Brenda Johnson
Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.
- Saturday, June 3: 2–4 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with Library Director and University Librarian Brenda L. Johnson. Explore the online archives for photos from your years at UChicago, learn about the Library’s emerging work in geographic information systems, discover the digital repository Knowledge@UChicago, and learn about Library resources for alumni.
For more information about Alumni Weekend, visit alumniweekend.uchicago.edu.