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Exterior view of the John Crerar Library building renovations

Alert Obtaining items from Crerar Library Lower Level bookstacks during construction

Beginning April 23, access to Crerar Library’s Lower Level Bookstacks will be temporarily closed due to construction activity. Until the area reopens, Crerar staff will page any materials needed from the stacks. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Migration Stories: book spines there burrowed

Drawing on the Regenstein’s Library’s collection of art books, and on work from The Migration Stories Project, the exhibit is a complex meditation on migration experiences, on mapping, making home, and photographing motion. On view through June 9. Continue reading »

People Get to know Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian

If you spend any amount of time in the D’Angelo Law Library, chances are good that you have been greeted by a warm smile from one of our longest-tenured librarians–Lyonette “Lyo” Louis-Jacques.  Scott Vanderlin took a moment to interview Lyo … Continue reading »

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Navigate to Regenstein Library on April 6 to create success in your second year

Second-year undergraduates are invited to “Navigate: Creating Success in Your Second Year” on Regenstein’s A Level on Friday, April 6th from 3-5 p.m. to learn about University resources to help you on your journey to success. Continue reading »

National Poetry Month April 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library

The new National Poetry Month Research Guide offers links to poetry in books, online (including readings of & podcasts about poetry) and places to go to hear poetry live in Chicago. Continue reading »

Rosa Alcalá

A poetry reading featuring Rosa Alcalá

Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá will read new work and poems from her acclaimed third collection MyOTHER TONGUE (2017) on May 4 at Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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Streamlined Interlibrary Loan request process combines UBorrow, BorrowDirect and Recall in one service

The Library is now offering an improved Interlibrary Loan service that provides a streamlined way for UChicago faculty, students, and staff to request materials from a wide range of other libraries. Previously, Library users had to decide among several services … Continue reading »

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New Voter Services Guide available just in time for the March 20 Primary

Find out where the early voting locations are near the University. Locate your precinct polling place. Learn what you need to register to vote on Election Day. Continue reading »

Feature Story Students, scholars explore African-American archives in Chicago

UChicago serves as host institution for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. The consortium works to preserve the archives of the African-American experience in Chicago while extending opportunities in the field for students and offering research opportunities to scholars from around the world. Continue reading »

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New Library Guide: Data Sources for Empirical Legal Research

Do you have a research hypothesis or question you’d like to test, but aren’t sure about which data to use or even where to begin looking? Thinking about including some empirical analysis in your substantial paper requirement or journal comment, … Continue reading »

The Science Writing Prize for College Students accepting submissions for 2018

This competitive award for excellence and clarity in science writing acknowledges the ability of a University of Chicago College student to produce a paper, on a scientific topic, which is thorough in its arguments but accessible to a broad readership. Continue reading »

Harry Potter Book Display

Exhibits New Harry Potter book display and research guide

Do you need a little bit of magic during reading period and finals week? Take a break from studying by visiting our new display of Harry Potter materials on the 1st floor of Regenstein (near the Dissertation Office). This one-case … Continue reading »

Happy birthday, John Crerar!

Today, March 8th, marks the 191st birthday of Crerar Library benefactor and industrialist John Crerar. Crerar was born in New York City in 1827 and came to Chicago in 1862 to build his wealth in railroads. Upon his death in … Continue reading »

Brooker Prize 2017 winners and Mr. Brooker

Apply for the Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

Second- and fourth-year College students at the University of Chicago with a theme-focused book collection are invited to apply for a Brooker Prize. The prizes include $1,000 for a second-year student and $2,000 for a fourth-year student. Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours Mar. 9 – 11

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open 24 hours from Monday, March 5 until the end of finals on Friday, March 16. Continue reading »

Raymond Gadke

People Raymond Gadke, AM’66, Reading Room Manager, 1943-2018

Raymond Gadke provided scholarly resources to four decades of researchers and mentorship to generations of College students at the University of Chicago. Continue reading »

James Nye

People James Nye travels to Nepal as a Fulbright Fellow

Nye will join in a survey of Nepali collections in the Kathmandu Valley, Palpa, and Lumbini, many of which were severely damaged in the 2015 earthquakes and are still out of service. Continue reading »

Willie Pickens’ at a piano

Current Exhibits Rhythm and Bombast: In Memory of Willie Pickens (1931-2017)

Pickens was known for his bombastic style and thunderous sound, paired with a melodic and harmonic ingenuity and versatility. An exhibit in two cases is on display February 19 – April 29 in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

People Introducing Ian Williams, new Access Services Assistant

If you study in the library during the evening, you may have seen a new face at the circulation desk. Ian Williams joined the D’Angelo Law Library at the beginning of January as our new Access Services Assistant. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services … Continue reading »

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New database trial: Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies

The Library has received trial access to the database Archives Unbound: Holocaust Studies. Continue reading »

Politico Pro Trial

Our trial of Politico Pro has been extended. Politico Pro’s reporters cover federal government activity in these areas: Agriculture, Budget & Appropriations, Campaigns, Cybersecurity, Defence, Education, Employment & Immigration, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Tax, Trade, Technology, and Transportation with very … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits The Printing Press Comes to Eastern Europe in the Slavic Tongues

This two-case exhibit commemorates the quincentennial of the printing of the first translation of the Bible into the Belarusian language by Francysk Skaryna. On display February 13 through June 1, 2018, in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Exhibits Science and Conscience: Chicago’s Met Lab and the Manhattan Project

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and Manhattan Project scientists successfully operated the world’s first nuclear reactor beneath the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field. This exhibition explores the secret atomic program on the University campus that continued with the research of the Metallurgical Laboratory. After the war, Chicago’s scientists led the successful effort for civilian control of nuclear energy. On view February 19 to April 13. Continue reading »

People Black Metropolis Research Consortium winter newsletter

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Winter 2018 newsletter is now available.  Highlights include articles on: preparation of Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun’s collection by an Archie Motley Archival Intern; the BMRC’s new Executive Director, Andrea Jackson; the 2017 Summer Short-term Fellowship … Continue reading »

Mansueto and Regenstein

MLK Day 2018: Regenstein and Mansueto open; all other libraries closed

On Monday, January 15, Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

Regenstein and Mansueto will remain open during their regular building hours. Continue reading »