General News

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New online resource: Black Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century

The Library has purchased Black Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century, a collection of digital primary sources consisting of government documents, organizational records, and personal papers. Continue reading »

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Global population data available

The LandScan 2015 Global Population Database is now available to access and use in the University of Chicago Library Map Collection. Continue reading »

Drawing of Proposed Memorial Library

Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians, June 23

The Library welcomes visiting participants in the Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians, a librarian education and training program organized by the National Library Korea. Continue reading »

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ALA conference attendees invited to visit UChicago Library

Attendees of the American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago are welcome to visit the University of Chicago’s campus libraries during the conference, June 22-27. Continue reading »

Stephen Longstreet’s collages

Exhibits Art in the Stacks: Selections from Special Collections

“Art in the Stacks” highlights a selection of original paintings, drawings, and sculptures held by the Special Collections Research Center, in addition to artists’ books and other works on paper produced in the 20th and early 21st centuries. On display through September 15. Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours June 2 – 4

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 after the building closes at 11 p.m. The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours … Continue reading »

My Library Account improvements

The Library has released a new version of My Library Account (formerly My Account), offering enhancements and new features. Continue reading »

Student protest at Administration building

Exhibits A Brief History of Protest at the University of Chicago: 1915-1992

A one-case exhibit documenting select instances of protest that have occurred at the University of Chicago. On display May 26 through June 30, 2017, in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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Alumni Weekend at the Library

The Library is delighted to welcome alumni and their guests for tours, meet and greets, and an exhibition during Alumni Weekend, June 1-3. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library

Memorial Day 2017: Eckhart, SSA closed, other libraries remain open

On Monday, May 29, Eckhart and SSA will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. D’Angelo Law will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein will be open during their regular building hours, as will the All-Night … Continue reading »

Nevo page

New online resource: Nevo

The Library recently subscribed to Nevo, a database of Israeli law. It includes primary law (legislation, bills, regulations, case-law) and secondary law sources (articles, books). Access is campuswide. Searching is in Hebrew, but users can use their favorite translation tool … Continue reading »

D'Angelo Law Library exterior

Restricted access to D’Angelo Law Library during reading period and finals

Access to the D’Angelo Law Library for non-law students will be limited from Friday, May 19 through Friday, June 2 during the Law School reading and exam periods. During this period, the library will continue to be accessible to any member of … Continue reading »

Diane Dallis

People Diane Dallis joins UChicago as Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

Diane was most recently the Associate Dean for Library Academic Services at Indiana University. At the University of Chicago Library, Ms. Dallis oversees Humanities, Social Sciences, Area Studies, Special Collections, East Asia, and the Sciences. Continue reading »

The Kathleen A. Zar GIS & Story Maps Prize

Zar GIS & Story Maps Prize winners announced

This week three College students were awarded prizes for their submissions to the Kathleen A. Zar GIS & Story Maps Prize. Continue reading »

Study carrels on first floor of Crerar

Some study carrels have been relocated from the upper floors of the Crerar Library to the first floor to provide additional study space.

Saul Bellow

Behind the life and work of Saul Bellow

The opening of the Saul Bellow Papers, following extensive organization and cataloguing of the collection made possible by the financial support of Robert Nelson, AM’64, and Carolyn Nelson, AM’64, PhD’67, will provide new insights into Bellow, Chicago and 20th-century American literature. Continue reading »

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Exhibits (Co)-Humanitarian

A two-case exhibit on politics, culture, and human rights in North Korea, running from May 1 – August 1, 2017 on the Fifth Floor of Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Chicago Little Theatre stage

Feature Story New website brings 9 decades of University history online

The newly launched University of Chicago Campus Publications website allows researchers to explore more than nine decades of University history, from 1892 to 1995. At launch, the site provides digital access to four periodicals: Cap and Gown, the University of Chicago Magazine, Quarterly Calendar, and the University Record. Continue reading »

Exhibits Catholics, Freethinkers, and the Printed Word in Czech Chicago

Late 19th- and early 20th-century Czech-American society in Chicago was divided into two competing religiously defined subcultures—Catholic and Freethought—each of which sought to propagate its worldview through the printed word. This one-case exhibit features publications issued by two leading Chicago-based presses reflecting this religious divide. On the Second Floor of Regenstein through August 1. Continue reading »

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Exhibits “Seward’s Folly” – “Walrussia” – “The New National Ice House”: In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, 1867-2017

Why did Russia sell Alaska? Why did the United States purchase it? And what was the reaction of the American public and press to this purchase, so soon after the end of the Civil War? A one-case exhibit on the Second Floor of Regenstein Library, runs April 24 – August 1, 2017. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Witness: Holocaust Memorial Books

An exhibit in one case that highlights the Library’s collection of yizkor books, Holocaust memorial volumes, of European Jewish communities destroyed by the Nazi regime in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), which begins at sundown on April 23, 2017. On display April 21 through April 30, 2017, in the Fourth Floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Career Development books

New Graduate Career Development Resources Collection

This new collection is a collaboration between UChicagoGRAD and the Library and is made possible through the generous support of Danette (Dani) Gentile Kauffman, who works with UChicagoGRAD to provide career workshops, and Diane Adams, a member of the Visiting Committee to the Library. Continue reading »


Exhibits They Saw Stars: Art and Astronomy – new web exhibit

An archived web exhibit of the 2005 Crerar exhibit They Saw Stars: Art and Astronomy is now available. Continue reading »

Cover image from book on Zyclon B gas

Exhibits Resources for the study of the use of gas by the Nazis to murder

A two-case exhibit that highlights some of the resources available at the University of Chicago Library for the study of Nazi atrocities during World War II. On display April 12 through April 30, 2017, in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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University to create computer and data science hub in John Crerar Library

Renovations beginning this spring will provide a vibrant new home in the John Crerar Library building for the Department of Computer Science and the Computation Institute. Included as well are renovated library spaces to provide a range of research services … Continue reading »