General News

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

GRAD Writing Room opens in Regenstein Room 464

The GRAD Writing Room—a quiet space where graduate students and postdocs can focus on academic writing projects—has been relocated to Regenstein 464 from its original test location on the Regenstein A Level. A joint offering of UChicago GRAD and the Library, it … Continue reading »

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People Recent awards mark latest in D’Angelo’s long history of service and accolades

Significant honors that recognized members of the D’Angelo Law Library staff this year were the latest in a string of accolades for the University of Chicago’s law librarians, whose dedication to their field has long been marked by service to … Continue reading »

Get Library news, photos, videos on social media

The University of Chicago Library has recently expanded its social media presence with new Business and Economics Facebook and Twitter feeds and a Regenstein Library Twitter feed. Follow us to keep up-to-date on Library news, instructional videos and more. You … Continue reading »


Resource spotlight: Factiva

University of Chicago researchers have access to Factiva, a database of global news and business information.  Factiva provides access to thousands of domestic and international newspapers, newswires, company profiles and media programs with sources from over 100 countries in 28 … Continue reading »


October 1 is #AskAnArchivist Day: Tweet Us Your Questions!

Tomorrow is ‪#‎AskAnArchivist‬ Day on Twitter! Archivists around the country will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives.This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to connect … Continue reading »

Finding your course reserves

The University of Chicago Library is dedicated to helping students achieve academic excellence. A primary way the Library does so is by providing course reserves. This service allows instructors to make books and other items in the Library’s collections such as … Continue reading »

Alert Quarter loans due – please return or renew

Quarter loans charged or renewed before September 21 are due Friday, October 2. Please return or renew your books. Materials may be renewed by logging into the Library Catalog via My Account.

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Current Exhibits A Bold Experiment: the Origins of the Sciences at the University of Chicago

Exhibit Location: The John Crerar Library, Atrium Exhibit Dates: September 21, 2015 – March 31, 2016 In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the University of Chicago’s founding, Crerar Library looks back at the establishment of the natural sciences at … Continue reading »

Construction begins on Regenstein A Level collaborative learning center

Work has begun 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. Responding to increased user demand for such spaces, librarians have worked with … Continue reading »

New Library food polcies

New food and drink policy provides Library patrons with more options

As the result of a new Library food policy, hungry patrons are now free to eat snacks in many campus Library spaces and have additional designated space for eating meals in Regenstein. The new policy has been approved by the … Continue reading »

Investor-State Law Guide (trial continues through September 30)

Interested in investment treaty arbitration? Looking for NAFTA and ICSID Convention jurisprudence? Search the ISLG.  The D’Angelo Law Library has arranged a month-long trial of the Investor-State LawGuide: (select “login” at the top right-hand corner of the homepage; this will automatically … Continue reading »

Alert Access to books during Regenstein B Level repairs

Several aisles of compact shelving on Regenstein’s B Level West are inaccessible due to mechanical damage caused by a water leak. None of the Library’s collections were damaged as a result of this incident. Work has begun to repair the … Continue reading »

Labor Day: All libraries closed

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all campus libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7. For a full list of library hours, see

Ex Libris Café closed September 4 – September 20

Ex Libris Café will close Friday, September 4 at 4 p.m. and reopen Monday, September 21 with interim hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 28.  The seating area and vending … Continue reading »

The Business of China

This week’s “Black Monday” market crash clearly demonstrates how interconnected China’s economy is with the rest of the world’s economies.  The Economist‘s online article The Causes and Consequences of China’s Market Crash provides insight into what seems to have been … Continue reading »

Library interim hours, August 29 – September 27

Beginning Saturday, August 29, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the interim. Please note that on Monday, September 7, all libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day.  Autumn quarter hours will begin … Continue reading »

Lactation room construction in Regenstein

Regenstein Room B51, located on the building’s B Level, is being renovated into an ADA-accessible lactation room for use by students, faculty, and staff. The work, which began August 24 and is scheduled for completion in October, will take place … Continue reading »

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Constitute recognized as an “outstanding source” for comparing constitutions

Professor Tom Ginsburg’s collaborative research tool, Constitute: “The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare,” has been named one of the Best Free Reference Websites of 2015! Winning sites are selected by the American Library Association Reference and User Services … Continue reading »

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Exhibits Journeys to the West: An Exhibit in memory of Anthony C. Yu, 1934-2015

An exhibit in memory of Anthony C. Yu, Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, centered on Yu’s ground-breaking English translation of the Chinese epic, Hsi-yu chi (The Journey to the West). The exhibit is displayed in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, August 14 through September 30, 2015. Continue reading »


TRIAL (ends on September 13!): Cambridge Law Reports online

We have a month-long trial (Aug 13-Sep 13, 2015) to a new online resource comprising the International Law Reports (ILR) and the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports  – the Cambridge Law Reports. The ILR has … Continue reading »

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People Alumni honor Ray Gadke with named student internship

The longtime keeper of the Library’s microforms—and longtime wearer of Hawaiian shirts—becomes the namesake for a new student internship On a Thursday in late June, Raymond Gadke, AM’66, walked into a restaurant filled with a sea of Hawaiian shirts, and … Continue reading »


New online resource: IBISWorld

University of Chicago researchers now have access to IBISWorld. IBISWorld is a database that provides comprehensive industry reports for over 700 industries ranging from biotechnology to pawn shops.  These reports provide strategic insight and analysis which can be used to … Continue reading »


Library purchases access to Met Opera on Demand

This online source, to which the Library now subscribes, includes 550 opera performances Continue reading »

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People Meet new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach Emily Treptow

Emily Treptow joined the University of Chicago Library on June 1 as the new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach.  She came to us from Michigan State University where she was a Business Reference Librarian from November 2012 … Continue reading »

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Duke collections can now be borrowed rapidly through BorrowDirect

Duke University Libraries has joined the BorrowDirect partnership, expanding the number of research libraries that provide rapid access to their circulating collections to University of Chicago faculty, students and staff. BorrowDirect enables UChicago users to search the library catalogs of … Continue reading »