Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book

Drawing on the remarkable collection of rare artists’ books housed in the University of Chicago Library, “Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book: Artists’ Books in German-speaking Space after 1945” explores how artists in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland investigated the material and technical forms of the book. On view January 17 – March 17. Continue reading »

Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book

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Burst the bubble: expanding the news sources you read

Is most of your news coming from social media? Would you like to expand your reading to other news sources? The University of Chicago Library will be offering workshops highlighting news resources that can help you break free of your news bubble. Continue reading »

All About EndNote (Desktop Version) Monday, Nov 21, 12-1 PM

When: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: EndNote is a reference manager used to manage citations, PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this … Continue reading »

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The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies

The Digital Humanities Workshop will be hosting a public workshop on “The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies” on November 11-12, 2016 in Regenstein Library, Room 122. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Half a Hundred: EALC’s Golden Anniversary 1966–2016

This small book exhibition showcases scholarly publications by ten former East Asian Studies faculty members who made significant contributions to the Department. On view October 28, 2016 – March 20, 2017 on Regenstein Library’s Fifth Floor.
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Exhibits Undergraduate exhibit pilot continues in Regenstein

The Library invites current undergraduates to submit proposals to curate a mini-exhibit in Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

ATLAS cavern at CERN Large Hadron Collider

Advancing digital scholarship

We would like to invite additional faculty members to think of us as partners in digital scholarship and to contact us to discuss how we can collaborate to identify, obtain, disseminate, and preserve digital data. Continue reading »

Knowledge@UChicago preserves and shares scholarly and creative works

This new digital repository service addresses the pressing need for a place for sharing and preserving data sets, providing open access options for scholarly articles and dissertations, and meeting public access requirements for grant-funded research. Continue reading »

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Feature Story Embedded librarians support faculty, students where they work

Increasingly, UChicago librarians are providing customized on-site research and teaching services. From hospitals to classrooms, and legal clinics to a business incubator, librarians are using their expertise to support faculty, students, residents, and entrepreneurs where they work. Continue reading »

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An online trove of Biblical manuscripts

The Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection, an extraordinary collection of 68 New Testament and other Biblical manuscripts dating from the fourth to the twentieth centuries, has been digitized and made available for study online. Continue reading »

Alma Lach

Exhibits Alma and Donald Lach’s legacies continue in Special Collections

The Special Collections Research Center has been the proud home of the Donald F. Lach Papers since 1995 and recently received the Alma Lach Papers and Alma Lach Culinary Library from Sandra Lach Arlinghaus and William C. Arlinghaus. The exhibition “Alma Lach’s Kitchen: Transforming Taste” is on view through January 6. Continue reading »

Browsing bookshelves

Building the Library’s general collections

Since the University’s founding, the Library’s collections have been central to the unique character of UChicago. With an astonishing 11 million volumes and counting, the University of Chicago Library’s collections are among the largest and most distinctive in North America. … Continue reading »

Taylor Hixson and Emma Boettcher

People Library residency program expands

The Library’s residency program has expanded in its second year to include two new librarians with expertise in user experience assessment and geographic information systems. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness: Chicago Connections to the National Park Service

Exhibition in the John Crerar Library Atrium, Oct. 31 – Dec. 31, 2016. To mark the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, we delve into the Library’s archives and rare collections to look at Chicago connections to the parks. Continue reading »

The Bodhisattva Siddhartha

The art and science of bringing Asian resources online

By collaborating with librarians, faculty, computer scientists, and other colleagues at libraries and universities around the world, the University of Chicago Library is expanding the size and range of Asian digital collections that are freely available and discoverable online. Continue reading »

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American Chemical Society on Campus

ACS on Campus is coming to the University of Chicago on Monday, November 7 for an exciting afternoon of programming. You’ll enjoy a free lunch and learn about the scholarly publishing process. Continue reading »


One-month trial to ASEANLEX business law database

The Library currently has a trial to the Asian legal research database ASEANLEX. The trial runs from October 17 through November 16, and covers the translated legislation currently available on the database for Indonesia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Continue reading »

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Microsoft Office training for Law students

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and the D’Angelo Law Library, this program will give Law students all of the basic Microsoft Office skills they will need during the school year, in summer employment, and as an attorney. There is no charge … Continue reading »

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People Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

We are looking for student representatives from the College (Class of 2020) and from each of the Graduate Divisions and Professional Schools. Continue reading »

Taylor Hixson

People Meet new Geographic Information Systems Librarian Taylor Hixson

Taylor Hixson has joined the University of Chicago Library as the new Resident Librarian for Geographic Information Systems. Barbara Kern interviewed Taylor about her experiences and plans for her work at UChicago. Continue reading »

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Library seeks students to provide input on new website

The Library seeks current students willing to participate in a usability study of the Library’s new website. Sessions will last no more than 60 minutes, and participants will receive an gift card with a value of $10. Continue reading »

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New collaborative learning center opens on Regenstein Library A Level

Over the summer, the Regenstein Library A Level was transformed into an inviting and attractive collaborative learning environment where students, faculty, academic technologists, and librarians can interact. Continue reading »

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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 »

The John Crerar Library

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

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 »