Making of Mansueto

Spring Mansueto Library tours for faculty, students, staff, alumni and their guests

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto Library’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Registration is now open for behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni and their guests. Tours include a trip to the underground automated storage and retrieval facility and end at the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery.

Children taking the tour must be at least 10 years old, and each child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

During Spring Quarter 2013, tours will be offered every other Friday at noon from April 12 to June 7.

Space is limited, so register early

Winter Mansueto Library tours for faculty, students, staff, alumni and their guests

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto Library’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Registration is now open for behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni and their guests. Tours include a trip to the underground automated storage and retrieval facility and end at the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery.

Children taking the tour must be at least 10 years old, and each child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

During Winter Quarter 2013, tours will be offered every other Wednesday at noon from January 16 to March 13.

Space is limited, so register early.  

TeachThought: Library of the future will probably look like Mansueto

The library of the future will probably look something like this
TeachThought – November 30, 2012

Her Campus calls Mansueto Library ‘stunning’

14 Stunning university libraries
Her Campus – November 6, 2012

A/N Blog: Architect of Mansueto Library wins lifetime achievement awards

AIA to honor Helmut Jahn with lifetime achievement award
A/N Blog – October 16, 2012

Autumn tours of Mansueto for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto Library’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Between October 10 and December 5, Library staff will be offering a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library exclusively to University of Chicago faculty, students, staff and alumni.

In addition to the Grand Reading Room, tours will visit Mansueto’s underground automated storage and retrieval system and will conclude at the Special Collections Research Center.

Weekly tours will be offered Wednesdays at noon.

Spaces are limited, so register early.

Library named finalist in Chicago Innovation Awards

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

The University of Chicago Library is one of 75 finalists for the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards, selected from a pool of almost 400 nominations.  The Library innovation under consideration is the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library—which has garnered international attention for its soaring elliptical glass dome, breathtaking Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art preservation laboratories, and 3.5-million-volume-equivalent automated storage and retrieval system.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, now celebrating its 11th year, honors the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service in the Chicago region. 

The final ten winners will be announced Monday, October 22. In addition, each finalists is in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.

 

 

Metropolis Magazine on Mansueto Library

Still Here
Metropolis Magazine – July 20, 2012

Summer tours of Mansueto for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Between June 20 and August 22, Library staff will be offering a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library exclusively to University of Chicago faculty, students, staff and alumni.

In addition to the Grand Reading Room, tours will visit Mansueto’s underground automated storage and retrieval system and will conclude at the Special Collections Research Center.

Spaces are limited, so register early.

UCF considers building library automated retrieval system after Mansueto validates concept

Video: Here’s the robot UCF considering to store, retrieve library books
Orlando Business Journal – June 8, 2012