General News

Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The Library is currently seeking representatives for the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) from the following Divisions and Schools: The College (1st or 2nd year students) Biological Sciences Division Chicago Booth School of Business Harris School of Public Policy Law … Continue reading »

New printing service at libraries and residence halls

A new printing service was rolled out to campus libraries and residence halls in August. Upgraded equipment for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, as well as an improved software interface for web-based printing are included as a part of the … Continue reading »

Library offers new Catalog workshops

Would you like to learn more about the new Library Catalog? The University of Chicago Library is holding several 30-minute workshops outlining its many features. Library Catalog: Basics Get up to speed on searching the new Library Catalog. You’ll learn … Continue reading »

Photo of Jenny Hart Giving a Library Tour

College students: get ready for Library research

Now that you’ve attended the Aims of Education address, it is time to put those goals into practice. The Library is offering several orientation programs to help you get started using our collections and services for your classes and assignments. … Continue reading »

Cover of "Digital Paper"

Reception and book signing for Andrew Abbott’s ‘Digital Paper’ on Oct. 1

To celebrate the publication of Andrew Abbott’s Digital Paper, the University of Chicago Press and the University of Chicago Library will host a reception and book signing at the Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, on October 1 from 4 to … Continue reading »

Summer quarter loans to UChicago students and staff will be automatically extended to January 9

Items checked out by currently registered University of Chicago students and staff for summer quarter and due October 3 will be automatically renewed by the Library for autumn quarter. As of September 21, all such items will have a new … Continue reading »

Alert Library improving Catalog and checkout response times

Update 9/22/14: Catalog response times have been improved. The Library continues to work on improving checkout response times. Continue reading »

Ex Libris Cafe closed August 30 – September 14

Ex Libris Café will close Friday, August 29 at 3:30 p.m. and reopen Monday, September 15 with interim hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 29.  The seating area and vending … Continue reading »

Labor Day: Crerar open limited hours, all other libraries closed

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, Mansueto, Regenstein, and SSA libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1. The John Crerar Library will be open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on September 1; its circulation and … Continue reading »

Alert New Catalog launched, most Library services restored

The University of Chicago Library has launched its new Library Catalog, and most Library services that were temporarily interrupted during the transition period are now restored. Borrow Direct is not yet available. As of today, Lens and the previous Catalog are retired. Continue reading »

Librarian teaching a class

Workshop: The Library for Instructors and TAs

You may use the Library’s resources for your research, but do you know how the Library supports teaching?  Attend our new workshop and learn about the Library services available to you as an instructor or TA for a course, including: … Continue reading »

Map of Europe in 1914

August 1914: The Eastern Front

This two-case exhibit, which attempts to place countries “on the map” as they were at the start of the Great War in August 1914, runs from August 1 – December 31, 2014 in Regenstein Library, Second Floor Reading Room. Continue reading »

Charles Payne

People Charles T. Payne, leader in library automation, 1925–2014

Charles T. Payne, former Assistant Director for Systems, used the skills he developed as an engineer at the University of Chicago Library to pioneer the library automation process. He died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on August 1 at the age of … Continue reading »

A youthful Robert M. Hutchins in 1929

Robert Maynard Hutchins Papers available for research

The Robert Maynard Hutchins Papers are now available for research. This collection is distinct from the Office of the President, Hutchins Administration Records, and includes material pertaining to Hutchins’ research, writing, and speaking; material relevant to his professional activities; correspondence; … Continue reading »

The University of Chicago Library ranked # 1 by Princeton Review

The University of Chicago was named as having the “Best College Library” in Princeton Review’s annual rankings of colleges and universities. In the 2015 list of “Best 379 Colleges,” released August 4, Chicago ranked #1 for “Best College Library” and … Continue reading »

Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre

Exhibits En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I

Exhibition Location: Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Dates: October 14, 2014 – January 2, 2015
On the centenary of the Great War’s commencement, “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I” explores the conflict through French graphic illustration of the period. Continue reading »

New printing service coming to libraries and residence halls in August

07/31/14 update: The transition to the new printing service has been rescheduled to begin the week of August 11. See below for further information. In early August, a new printing service will be rolled out to campus libraries and residence … Continue reading »

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, on August 1 at 5 p.m. From July 15 to mid-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 »