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Changes in Library hours

In the 2016-17 academic year, beginning on September 27, Regenstein and Crerar libraries will close at midnight instead of 1 a.m., and Mansueto will close at 11:45 p.m. instead of 12:45 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays. To minimize the impact of … Continue reading »

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Using Crerar Library during Fall Quarter

Plans are currently under development to modify the use of space within the John Crerar Library. Preparations for renovations are now underway. Continue reading »

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Library orientations, tours, and welcome programs

The Library offers a number of orientations, tours, and special programs during the first weeks of the quarter, tailored to graduate students in various programs, and College students and their families. Continue reading »

Alma Lach Test Kitchen

Current Exhibits Alma Lach’s Kitchen: Transforming Taste

This exhibition explores Alma Lach’s wide-ranging culinary career and displays selections from her fascinating collection of cookbooks. On view September 19, 2016 – January 6, 2017. Continue reading »

Mansueto Library Grand Reading Room (Photo by Jason Smith)

Library interim hours, August 27 – September 25

The Library has reduced building hours at all of its locations for the interim. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness: Chicago Connections to the National Park Service – new web exhibit

To mark the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, this exhibit delves into the Library’s archives and rare collections to uncover Chicago connections to the parks. Continue reading »

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Exploring the new Library website

See where you can search the Library catalog; discover a Library expert; locate journals, databases and articles; and consult research guides curated by Library subject specialists in this video exploring the new Library website. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Representations of the Holocaust in the Arts and the Legacy of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

An exhibit in two cases that examines artistic representations of the Holocaust and the polemics they created as a reflection on the legacy of the work of Elie Wiesel. On display August 16 – October 31 in the Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room. Continue reading »

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Jean Block Garden renovation at Regenstein

In conjunction with the Regenstein A Level project, the Jean Block Garden will be renovated beginning Friday, August 5. Continue reading »

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New Science Research Guides

We have two new science guides to help you gain access to valuable research and disseminate and track your own research: A NCBI Resources Guide and a Research Impact Guide. Continue reading »

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People Judith Wright wins AALL’s highest award

Judith Wright, former Associate Dean of Library and Information Services at the D’Angelo Law Library, received the Marion Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Continue reading »

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New Library website launches

The design and structure of the new Library website have been developed in response to the feedback previously provided by UChicago faculty, students, and staff. We welcome your feedback. Continue reading »

Problem with some ebook links in the Library Catalog

There is currently an issue with the Library Catalog which affects links for some ebooks. The books are available, but the links are not displayed in the Catalog. Systems staff are working to resolve this. There are two ways to … Continue reading »

Monday, July 4: all libraries closed

All campus libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4, Independence Day. On Sunday, July 3, Crerar will close at 8 p.m.  Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and … Continue reading »

Black Square by Malevich, in 1915

Current Exhibits Kazimir Malevich and “The Last Futurist Exhibition (0, 10)”

One hundred years ago, one of the most important exhibitions in the history of Russian modernism –The Last Futurist Exhibition of Painting 0.10 (Zero Ten) marked a critical moment of transition for Russian artists who moved from being assimilators of European art to leaders at the forefront of avant-garde experimentation. A one-case exhibit is on display in the Second Floor of Regenstein Library from June 22 – October 31, 2016. Continue reading »

Ex Libris café summer hours, June 11 – Sept. 25

Beginning Saturday, June 11, the Ex Libris café in Regenstein will have reduced service hours during summer. Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday — Sunday Closed Regular hours will resume Monday, September 26, the start of autumn quarter. As … Continue reading »

Library summer interim hours, June 11- 19

Beginning Saturday, June 11, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the summer interim. Summer quarter hours will begin Monday, June 20. Crerar Library Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Sunday 8 a.m. … Continue reading »

Special Collections Research Center

Changes in Special Collections hours

The Special Collections Research Center has moved from being open Saturday mornings to being open until 6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings when classes are in session. Continue reading »

Alumni Weekend June 2 – 5

The Library is offering the following tours and events as part of Alumni Weekend: Thursday, June 2 This Isn’t the Library I Remember: Tours of Regenstein and Mansueto Libraries Location: Meet in the Regenstein lobby The library remains at the … Continue reading »

New Library website launches July 5

Update: The Library will be launching the new website described below starting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Site visitors should expect service interruptions throughout the evening, and, because the changes will take time to propagate over the internet, … Continue reading »

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Regenstein A Level closed June 13 to Sept. 9 to create a collaborative learning center

Work continues this summer on a three-phase project 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. Continue reading »

Alert Extended Library hours June 3 – 5

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

The Art and Adventuresome Life of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, PhB 1911

At this discussion, Jay Mulberry, AB’63, looks toward a summer Special Collections Research Center exhibition he will co-curate on the Art of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. Many of Baldridge’s fine book illustrations from World War I, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are housed in the Smart Museum. Saturday, June 4, in the Special Collections Research Center Classroom. Continue reading »

Students at a Regenstein study break

Reg study break June 5 from 6-8 p.m.

The Reg feels extra busy during reading period as UChicago students study for final exams and write final papers. Library staff members want to make this stressful time a little bit easier. Take a load off with us during the … Continue reading »

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Summer research tips

Whether you are on campus or away from Chicago, the University of Chicago Library provides many resources and services available to help support your research during the summer. Continue reading »