General News

Alert Retrieving books during replacement of Regenstein B Level flooring

Beginning the week of July 21, the Library will replace cracked and worn floor tile throughout the Regenstein B Level bookstacks. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and will involve noise and dust … Continue reading »

Lyonette Louis-Jacques receives award for her outstanding service to AALL’s Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section

This past weekend many of D’Angelo’s librarians were away at the Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. A great conference made even better by a (surprise!) award to our own Lyonette Louis-Jacques. The Foreign, Comparative … Continue reading »

Alert Library service interruptions begin July 15

The University of Chicago Library will begin implementing its new Library Catalog and new library management system, Kuali OLE, beginning on July 25 at 5 p.m. From July 15 to early August, UChicago patrons will be able to search the current Library Catalog and Lens, check out materials, and place Scan & Deliver and online purchase requests, but some services will be interrupted, delayed, or delivered in different ways. Continue reading »

Crystara being lowered

Hanging sculpture Crystara temporarily removed from Crerar Library atrium

For the next several weeks, visitors to Crerar may find that the main lobby feels a little emptier than usual. For the past 30 years, visitors to Crerar have walked under Crystara, a 30’ long aluminum and Waterford crystal sculpture … Continue reading »

Alert Act now to transfer My Lists and My Discoveries from the current Catalog and Lens

The new Library Catalog, currently in beta testing, is scheduled to go into production in early August. At that point, the current Library Catalog and Lens will be retired. We encourage you to act now if you want to save lists stored using My Lists in the Catalog or My Discoveries in Lens . Continue reading »

Friday, July 4: all libraries closed

In observance of the University holiday, all campus libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4. Regular summer hours will resume on Saturday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see

John Crerar Foundation Science Writing Prize winners announced

Congratulations to Elle Sullivan, Michael Begun and Sydney Reitz, the winners of the 2014 John Crerar Foundation Science Writing Prize for College Students. Continue reading »

Crerar Library roof update #2: Lobby and first floor furniture removal

Starting on July 2, the next steps in the Crerar Roof replacement will begin with the removal of the lobby furniture, including the benches, chairs, and display cases, as well as the tables on the east side of the first floor … Continue reading »

Jahn Video

Video: ‘Helmut Jahn on the Ethos of Mansueto Library’

In a recently released video, architect Helmut Jahn explains how his aesthetic choices for the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library reflect the University of Chicago’s guiding ideals.

People Interim Library Director

As we approach Judith Nadler’s retirement, I am pleased to announce that Alice Schreyer has agreed to serve as Interim Library Director while the search for Judi’s successor continues. Alice is the Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special … Continue reading »

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Exhibits Past, Present, Future: The Evolution of Medicine at the University of Chicago’s Hospitals – new web exhibit

A web version is now available of the Crerar Library exhibit: Past, Present, Future: The Evolution of Medicine at the University of Chicago’s Hospitals.  This is a online archive of an exhibit that was shown in the Crerar atrium glass … Continue reading »

Pottery, Circa 1900. Frederick Starr. Papers.

Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014

University of Chicago scholars have traveled to Mexico since the late 19th century, pursuing research subjects ranging from archival investigation of revolutionary leaders, to documentation of indigenous communities and languages, to the search for the cause of a deadly strain of typhus. Drawn from the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center, including the papers of Friedrich Katz, Robert Redfield, Norman McQuown, Manning Nash, Howard T. Ricketts, Sol Tax, Frederick Starr, and others, this exhibit presents correspondence, diaries, photographs, sketches, recordings and objects generated and collected by these scholars in the field, as well as holdings from the Rare Books and Manuscripts collections that continue to support study of Mexican history and culture. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Wednesday, July 9, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Summer 2014 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface 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. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

June 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; July 2, noon – 1 p.m.; July 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in August 2014? In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

Library summer quarter hours, June 23 – Aug. 30

Beginning Monday, June 23, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 30. Crerar LibraryMonday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.Friday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. … Continue reading »

Sarah Thomas delivers Judith Nadler Vision Lecture

Video of Nadler Vision Lecture, ‘Future-Proofing the Research Library’

Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, delivered the Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture at the University of Chicago Library on May 22, 2014.  Her subject was “Future-Proofing the Research Library.” A videorecording of the lecture is now available … Continue reading »

Ex Libris café summer hours

Beginning June 14, the Ex Libris café in Regenstein will have reduced service hours during summer quarter. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 29. Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Saturday — Sunday, Closed As always, the seating area and vending … Continue reading »

Library summer interim hours, June 14 – 22

Beginning Saturday, June 14, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the summer interim. Summer quarter hours will begin Monday, June 23. Crerar LibraryMonday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.Friday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 … Continue reading »

American Libraries: Nadler Vision Lecture explores transformation of libraries

Future-proofing the research library
American Libraries – May 26, 2014 Continue reading »

Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen A. Douglas Papers available for research

The Stephen A. Douglas Papers are once again available for research.   The collection has been reprocessed to incorporate additional materials. Most of these additions were to Series II: Political, Series III: Personal, and Series IV: Oversize. There are also new … Continue reading »

Excel for the Mac: Tools to Organize Data: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Do you need to organize and summarize data sets in Excel 2011 for the Macintosh computer? This 90 minute session will demonstrate how to navigate data sets, create pivot tables, use conditional formatting, and take advantage of useful data ribbon features including goal seek and data validation. Continue reading »

Library book sale, May 19 – 23 and May 28

When: May 19 – May 23 and May 289:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: Regenstein Library, Room A-10 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637 Description: The Library is holding a sale of more than 7,000 duplicate and discarded volumes in Regenstein Library, … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours June 6 – 8

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Mansueto will be open all weekend until 12:45 a.m.; Crerar and Regenstein will be open until 1:00 a.m. … Continue reading »

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

On Monday, May 26, 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 … Continue reading »

Crerar Library roof construction begins May 19

On May 19, workers will begin constructing scaffolding around Crerar Library in preparation for the roof replacement and façade repair. This work may be noisy at times; please be aware of this when planning your work in Crerar. Additionally, the sidewalk … Continue reading »