Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies

From palm leaf manuscripts to historical maps, and from rare books to digital projects, “Envisioning South Asia” offers a kaleidoscopic tour through scholarly and popular imaginations in text and image. The exhibition is on display in the Special Collection Research Center from January 11 to March 18. Continue reading »

Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies

Jackson in his office, circa 1965

Exhibits A Philosophy of Education: An Exhibit in Memory of Philip W. Jackson (1928-2015)

An exhibit in memory of Philip W. Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Education, Psychology and the College, is now on display in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, November 13 through December 31, 2015. Continue reading »

Historic database on Chicago Police misconduct launched

The groundbreaking Citizens Police Data Project, launched yesterday by the Invisible Institute and the Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, is a searchable database that contains more than 56,000 complaints filed against more than 8,500 Chicago police officers between … Continue reading »

Zonia Baber Geology Student

Exhibits A Bold Experiment: the Origins of the Sciences at the University of Chicago – new web exhibit

A web version is now available of the current Crerar Library exhibit: A Bold Experiment: the Origins of the Sciences at the University of Chicago.  The physical exhibit is showing in the atrium of Crerar Library and will run until March … Continue reading »

Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate I: TECHB@R workshop

Tuesday, November 10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Want to use Excel more efficiently and get to know it better? Sign up for this workshop and learn how to do more in fewer clicks!
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Productivity and Project Management Tools: workshop

Wednesday, November 11, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Organizing PDFs, using multiple devices, collaborating… how do you work efficiently? This workshop will give you tools and tips to help you fine tune your individual and group productivity needs. We will give an overview of our favorite free web tools for note taking, cloud storage, organizing and annotating articles, and managing collaborative projects. Continue reading »

Brenda L. Johnson

The Library as a hub: Connecting people and ideas

With the autumn quarter of my first year at the University well underway, I have developed an understanding of the enduring relevance of the University of Chicago Library’s mission. We begin with the University’s motto — Crescat scientia; vita excolatur … Continue reading »

Kaitlin Springmier

People Library launches new residency program

The University of Chicago Library launched a new residency program this fall that will expand staff expertise in new and rapidly developing areas of librarianship. The program is designed to bring top recent graduates of library and information science programs and relevant graduate programs to Chicago for two-year residencies focused on particular areas of expertise. Continue reading »

Janet Rowley in her laboratory.

Exploring 125 years of history in the Archives

Celebration of the University of Chicago’s 125th Anniversary is drawing increased campus attention to the University Archives this year. Continue reading »


A single portal to Chicago history

The University of Chicago Library is a major partner in the creation of a new online portal, Explore Chicago Collections, that documents the rich history and culture of the Chicago region. Continue reading »

Dante Gabriel Rossetti ( 1828-1882). The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: With Illustrations from His Own Pictures and Designs. Edited with an introduction and notes by W. M. Rossetti. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1904. Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library. Gift of Deborah Wachs Barnes, Sharon Wachs Hirsch, Judith Pieprz, and Joel Wachs, AB’92.

Exhibits Poetic associations inspire an exhibition and a gift from the Wachs family

Poetry, usually considered a solitary art, is often produced within social circles and communities, shaped by friendships, rivalries, and collaborations. The same can be said of book collecting, an activity at once completely individualistic and yet pursued within a network … Continue reading »

Saul Bellow

Enabling discovery of the Saul Bellow Papers: A gift from Bob and Carolyn Nelson

2015 marks the centennial of the birth of the late Saul Bellow. The 1976 Nobel laureate in literature, Bellow taught as a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1993, immortalizing Hyde … Continue reading »

Diana Hunt King and Patrick Spain: Two valued Visiting Committee leaders

This summer Diana Hunt King decided to resign as Chair of the Visiting Committee to the Library after 12 years of leadership, beginning in 2003. The Library expressed its gratitude to King, who has been an important and active member … Continue reading »

Ellen Ambrosone (Photo by John Zich)

Feature Story People PhD student interns gain new perspectives at the Library

When the call went out for summer internship ideas for UChicago’s Graduate Global Impact program, librarians recognized a dual opportunity. PhD students could develop new perspectives by working with librarians on important projects, while the work they accomplished could enhance the Library’s offerings. Continue reading »

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Celebrate International Open Access Week

This week marks International Open Access Week, which aims to raise awareness of access to scholarly research. Open access work is freely available without any price or rights barriers, ensuring that anyone with internet access is able to take advantage … Continue reading »

Library Reception for MAPH / MAPSS / CIR / MLA Students: event

When: Tuesday, October 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Description: Mix and mingle at the Library reception for students in MAPH, MAPSS, CIR, and MLA. Meet your subject librarians and learn about … Continue reading »

Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The Library is currently seeking representatives for the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) from the following Divisions and Schools: The College (Class of 2019) Chicago Booth School of Business Harris School of Public Policy Physical Sciences Division School of Social … Continue reading »

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All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Thursday, October 15, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom. Learn how to use the bibliographic software EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing libraries, importing references from online databases, importing and managing PDFs and creating formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Registration is … Continue reading »

Regenstein 420, the Art Reading Room, now open more hours

Beginning today, Regenstein Room 420, the Art Reading Room, which houses the 6,000-volume non-circulating East Asia Art Collection, is open 113 hours per week, all of the hours Regenstein Library is open. This is twice as many hours as the … Continue reading »

Trial of NAACP Papers

The Library has a trial of the ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers until October 24. The trial includes the complete archive–government records and organizational records dealing with the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century; the NAACP’s major campaigns, from voting … 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)

GRAD Writing Room opens in Regenstein Room 464

The GRAD Writing Room—a quiet space where graduate students and postdocs can focus on academic writing projects—has been relocated to Regenstein 464 from its original test location on the Regenstein A Level. A joint offering of UChicago GRAD and the Library, it … Continue reading »

Todd Ito

People Recent awards mark latest in D’Angelo’s long history of service and accolades

Significant honors that recognized members of the D’Angelo Law Library staff this year were the latest in a string of accolades for the University of Chicago’s law librarians, whose dedication to their field has long been marked by service to … Continue reading »

Get Library news, photos, videos on social media

The University of Chicago Library has recently expanded its social media presence with new Business and Economics Facebook and Twitter feeds and a Regenstein Library Twitter feed. Follow us to keep up-to-date on Library news, instructional videos and more. You … Continue reading »


Resource spotlight: Factiva

University of Chicago researchers have access to Factiva, a database of global news and business information.  Factiva provides access to thousands of domestic and international newspapers, newswires, company profiles and media programs with sources from over 100 countries in 28 … Continue reading »


October 1 is #AskAnArchivist Day: Tweet Us Your Questions!

Tomorrow is ‪#‎AskAnArchivist‬ Day on Twitter! Archivists around the country will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives.This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to connect … Continue reading »

Finding your course reserves

The University of Chicago Library is dedicated to helping students achieve academic excellence. A primary way the Library does so is by providing course reserves. This service allows instructors to make books and other items in the Library’s collections such as … Continue reading »