General News


New online resource: Greenleaf Online Library

University of Chicago researchers now have access to Greenleaf Online Library. Greenleaf Online Library crosses over all sectors of business with an emphasis on ‘green’ management, ethical business and corporate social responsibility.  It contains approximately 4,000 items, including ebooks, case … Continue reading »

William Josiah Alspaugh

People William Alspaugh, area studies librarian, 1942-2016

William Josiah Alspaugh, known to his Library colleagues as Bill, died on January 24, 2016 at the age of 73 after a lengthy and varied career at the University of Chicago Library. Bill worked in the Southern Asia Department from … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits World War I – the Eastern Front: on the front and in their own words

An exhibit in one case, on display January 19 through May 16, 2016 in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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

RegFest is back February 12 from noon – 5 p.m.

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, a study break offering relaxation, recreation, and reflection at Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero, Bibliography Builder: workshop

Thursday, January 28, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, a free bibliography builder that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. Continue reading »

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Preserving the Texture of Legal History: The Pleasure and Privilege of Rare Books

On the D’Angelo Law Library’s sixth floor, behind the glass walls and the keycard-entry doors, bathed in air that is always between 60–65°F and 45–60 percent humidity, are the really old books. The artifacts sit in this climate-controlled silence, brought … Continue reading »

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts

New online resource: Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts

The researchers at the University of Chicago can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts online through Brill. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Yiddish in Chicago: A History of Publishing

An exhibit in three cases, offering a glimpse into the multilingual history of the Windy City and the breadth of Yiddish cultural activity that once helped energize Chicago’s intellectual life. On display January 11 through March 20, 2016 in the 3rd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels – new web exhibit

An archived web exhibit of the 2006 Crerar exhibit Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels is now available.  The physical exhibit was shown in the atrium of Crerar Library from February 14, 2006 to March 31, … Continue reading »

MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 18: D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, January 18, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st … Continue reading »

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Celebrate Kuviasungnerk with our new Library Guide

Celebrate Kuviasungnerk from the warmth and comfort of the Library, your favorite coffee shop, or residence hall. Our Kuvia Library Guide highlights books and other items from our collections focused on the winter season.  No pre-dawn Kangeiko necessary (but we … Continue reading »

EndNote or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: workshop

Monday, January 11, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research and format your papers. This workshop will compare how EndNote and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Thursday, January 7, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. We will also discuss open access for dissertations via the new institutional repository. Continue reading »

Librarian Consultation

Feature Story ProductivityU: Be more efficient with the Library’s help

The Library’s inaugural “Productivity Unconference” on January 15 will give students, faculty, librarians, and technologists the opportunity to share tips, tricks, and tools for being a more efficient and productive researcher, student, and academic professional. Continue reading »

Quarter loans due January 8 – please return or renew

Quarter loans borrowed or renewed before December 14 are due Friday, January 8. Items may be renewed via My Account or returned to any campus library. Items that have been renewed 3 times must be returned and checked out again if you … Continue reading »

Ex Libris Café winter interim hours, Dec. 12 – Jan. 3

Beginning Saturday, December 12, the Ex Libris Café will have reduced service hours for the winter interim. Normal hours resume Monday, January 4. Saturday, Dec. 12 – Sunday, Dec. 13: Closed Monday, Dec. 14 – Friday, Dec. 18: 8:30 a.m. – … Continue reading »

Library winter interim hours, Dec. 12 – Jan. 3

Beginning Saturday, December 12, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the winter interim. Normal hours resume Monday, January 4. All Locations December 25: Closed January 1: Closed Crerar Library Sunday – Thursday 8 … Continue reading »

Books on Star Wars

Star Wars Library Guide

Are finals getting you down? Don’t succumb to the Dark Side. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens during interim, so take a break and learn about some of the Library’s collections about Star Wars! The Library has created a Star … Continue reading »

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Soda tax and soda price in Mexico

On November 9th, Jeffrey Grogger, the Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, presented his preliminary research on soda tax and soda price in Mexico as part of the Becker Brown … Continue reading »

Study Break

Finals stress? Take a study break!

Study Break Sunday, December 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m Regenstein Library, A-Level Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially when studying for finals. Join fellow students & librarians for coloring, 3-D modeling, music, and snacks. The event is free, and snacks are first-come … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours December 4 – 6

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, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving week hours 2015

Hours for the University of Chicago Library over the week of Thanksgiving 2015 are as follows: Wednesday, November 25 Crerar: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. D’Angelo Law: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eckhart: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mansueto: 8 … Continue reading »

Library offers guides for data management and author identifiers

Data Management The Library has created a guide to help researchers with Data Management issues such as how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) and Data Repository and Storage Options available. Why manage your data? Many funding agencies such … Continue reading »

Application period now open for the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2016. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library … Continue reading »

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TRIAL: Latin Lawyer

The D’Angelo Law Library has arranged a trial to Latin Lawyer (trial access expires 18th December 2015). Here’s info about Latin Lawyer: “Latin Lawyer is the definitive business law resource for Latin America. Latin Lawyer’s independent team of journalists provides … Continue reading »