A rare manuscript is rebound

Most book conservators never have the opportunity to reconstruct a 16th-century Byzantine binding from scratch. For Ann Lindsey, that opportunity came in February, in connection with a major project to digitize all 68 New Testament manuscripts in the Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection. Continue reading »

A rare manuscript is rebound

Martin Riesebrodt

Current: Exhibits Meaning Found in Comparison: An Exhibit in memory of Martin Riesebrodt (1948-2014)

Martin Riesebrodt (1948-2014), professor emeritus at the Divinity School, defended both the possibility of a universal definition of religion and the ability and importance of critical comparisons across religions. See a selection of his works, displayed in an exhibit case in the 4th floor Reading Room of Regenstein Library from March 16 through May 31, 2015. Continue reading »

Postponed: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: University of Chicago Library Edition

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center
On March 28, the University of Chicago Library will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Special Collections Research Center, the subject focus of which is great women in University of Chicago history. Experienced Wikipedia editors and new users alike are welcome to participate. Continue reading »

‘An unbelievable success’: Chicago Unbound reaches a half-million downloads of faculty work

Last Wednesday, someone in Hamburg, Germany, downloaded a paper by Geoffrey R. Stone right around the time someone in Nairobi was accessing a paper by Aziz Huq and someone in Taipei was pulling up a paper by Richard Posner. Law … Continue reading »

Celebrating Pi Day

03/14/15 is National Pi Day and is also the Pi Day of the Century. The John Crerar Library celebrates by highlighting Pi-related items in the library collection and by briefly exploring the history of this irrational number. Continue reading »

Chicago Pride Parade, 1991

Exhibits Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago

Exhibition Dates: March 30 – June 12, 2015.
From lesbian relationships in the early 1900s to the founding of Chicago Gay Liberation in 1970 to today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals have long been part of the University of Chicago’s history. More than 95 oral histories gathered from LGBTQ alumni, faculty and staff join with archival and donated materials to tell those stories in this exhibition.

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Writing – Creating Value III: GSA workshop

Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Regenstein Room A-11
This workshop will examine some different techniques for adapting your writing to different audiences. Continue reading »

Extended Library hours March 13 – 15

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, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these … Continue reading »

D’Angelo Law Library restricted access during exams

Access to the D’Angelo Law Library for non-law students will be limited from Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 14 during the Law School reading and exam periods. During this period, the library will continue to be accessible to any member … Continue reading »

Pop-up dissertation writing space opens March 2 on Regenstein’s A Level

A pop-up writing space, Plato’s Cave at the Library, has opened on a pilot basis to Ph.D. students who have participated in one of the Dissertation Write-In programs or Graduate Writing Workshops. Located in Regenstein Library Room A01C (the former … Continue reading »

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Online guides to best practices in fair use

Determining fair use is not often straightforward, but there are a number of tools available to help you, including interactive evaluation tools that walk you through the four factors of fair use, and help you to determine whether your use requires extra permission. Continue reading »

R Statistics: Introductory Tutorial: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
The Introductory tutorial to R will give you a broad understanding of the basics of using R and R Studio as well as some programming insight for this mathematical-statistical software. Continue reading »

Uncommon Fund grant winner requests title recommendations for young adult fiction at the Library

The University of Chicago’s Uncommon Fund has generously granted $10,000 to create a young adult fiction section for the Library. This grant will be used to purchase beloved books that shaped students’ experiences before they came to the University. These … Continue reading »

hitchcock and rockefeller

Upcoming Event: “More Than Lore: Women Founders of the University of Chicago”

  You probably recognize some of the men in this photo, but can you identify the woman in the front row? Do you know her name or anything about her? Would you like to? In celebration of Women’s History Month The … Continue reading »

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Celebrate Fair Use Week

The week of February 23-27 is Fair Use Week. In celebration, the University of Chicago Library is sharing information about copyright and fair use. Continue reading »

Fair Use icon: A scale showing a copyright symbol and mortarboard in balance

Tips for assessing fair use in teaching materials

In celebration of Fair Use Week, the University of Chicago Library is sharing tips for assessing fair use and understanding copyright. In order to determine whether fair use applies to materials being considered for classroom use, instructors should take four … Continue reading »

Lecture: The Future of the Planetarium – Mark SubbaRao, Feb 23

Presented by the Research Computing Center Mark SubbaRao, Space Visualization Laboratory Director at the Adler Planetarium Monday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:30PM Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room The first planetarium was developed over 90 years ago.  Today thousands of planetaria exist … Continue reading »

University of Chicago Library Graduate and Professional School Survey

This is a reminder! Please fill out the University of Chicago Library Graduate and Professional School Survey. Emails with links to the survey were sent on February 4, 2015. D’Angelo Law Library is hoping to get some good feedback from … Continue reading »


Write-In for science honors students

The science librarians at the Crerar Library invite all students participating in a science honors program to a “Write-In” at Crerar.  Come together with other honors students for an afternoon of dedicated research and/or writing time.  The Write-In provides a … Continue reading »


Sweet science at the John Crerar Library

February 14th: Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that brings out strong sentiments. The flurry of gift-, flower-, card-, and candy-exchanging observed today is, in fact, nothing new— a rise of the American middle … Continue reading »


GSA Bulletin historical issues online from 1890 to present

The Geological Society of America has completed digitizing the earliest years of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, extending access online back to 1890.  These historical issues are included in the Library’s subscription to th GSA Bulletin on the GeoScienceWorld publishing … Continue reading »

Final days: Library asks graduate and professional school students to complete survey by March 4

The University of Chicago Library is conducting a survey of all currently enrolled graduate and professional school students. This survey is being offered in partnership with Graduate Student Affairs, and the findings will be used to inform decisions about future … Continue reading »

Workshop: Introduction to EndNote (Online Version), Feb. 6

When: Friday, February 6, 2015 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through … Continue reading »

Alert Mansueto closing 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 1

Due to current weather conditions, The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will close at 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, February 1. Continue reading »

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UChicago librarians to speak about assessment and Kuali OLE at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Several University of Chicago librarians will be making presentations at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago from January 30 to February 3. On Friday, January 30 at 1 p.m. in Hotel Palomar, Chicago, Gallery II & III, … Continue reading »

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, February 13

Spend your College Break at RegFest, a day of programs highlighting fun and unique ways to use the resources available at Regenstein Library.  Programs will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the TECHB@R, Regenstein Library, Room 160. … Continue reading »