Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s papers open for research

The Saul Bellow Papers—the largest collection of the Nobel laureate’s personal papers in the world—are now open for research in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library. A detailed guide describing the archive’s contents is newly available online. Continue reading »

Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s papers open for research

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 »

Student studying in the D'Angelo Law Library

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 »

Mansueto Library at sunset

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 »

Students using laptops in Ex Libris

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 »

Welcome to the collaborative learning center

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 »

Browsing the collections

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 »

Librarian teaching a class

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 »

Librarian helps student

Feature Story Online Library orientation: Learn the basics from home

Welcome to the University of Chicago. You are invited to explore the Library’s extensive collections, services, and spaces by visiting our website, reviewing our orientation guide, or watching online tutorials. Continue reading »

Mansueto Library Grand Reading Room (Photo by Jason Smith)

Library interim hours, August 27 – September 25

The Library has reduced building hours at all of its locations for the interim. Continue reading »

bear and professor

Exhibits Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness: Chicago Connections to the National Park Service – new web exhibit

To mark the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, this exhibit delves into the Library’s archives and rare collections to uncover Chicago connections to the parks. Continue reading »

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Exploring the new Library website

See where you can search the Library catalog; discover a Library expert; locate journals, databases and articles; and consult research guides curated by Library subject specialists in this video exploring the new Library website. Continue reading »

Elie Wiesel

Exhibits Representations of the Holocaust in the Arts and the Legacy of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

An exhibit in two cases that examines artistic representations of the Holocaust and the polemics they created as a reflection on the legacy of the work of Elie Wiesel. On display August 16 – October 31 in the Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room. Continue reading »

Jean Block Garden 2016 Renovation detail

Jean Block Garden renovation at Regenstein

In conjunction with the Regenstein A Level project, the Jean Block Garden will be renovated beginning Friday, August 5. Continue reading »

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New Science Research Guides

We have two new science guides to help you gain access to valuable research and disseminate and track your own research: A NCBI Resources Guide and a Research Impact Guide. Continue reading »

People Judith Wright wins AALL’s highest award

Judith Wright, former Associate Dean of Library and Information Services at the D’Angelo Law Library, received the Marion Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Continue reading »

The new Library website homepage viewed on a tablet

New Library website launches

The design and structure of the new Library website have been developed in response to the feedback previously provided by UChicago faculty, students, and staff. We welcome your feedback. Continue reading »

Problem with some ebook links in the Library Catalog

There is currently an issue with the Library Catalog which affects links for some ebooks. The books are available, but the links are not displayed in the Catalog. Systems staff are working to resolve this. There are two ways to … Continue reading »

Monday, July 4: all libraries closed

All campus libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4, Independence Day. On Sunday, July 3, Crerar will close at 8 p.m.  Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and … Continue reading »

Black Square by Malevich, in 1915

Exhibits Kazimir Malevich and “The Last Futurist Exhibition (0, 10)”

One hundred years ago, one of the most important exhibitions in the history of Russian modernism –The Last Futurist Exhibition of Painting 0.10 (Zero Ten) marked a critical moment of transition for Russian artists who moved from being assimilators of European art to leaders at the forefront of avant-garde experimentation. A one-case exhibit is on display in the Second Floor of Regenstein Library from June 22 – October 31, 2016. Continue reading »

Detail of The Desert Well, Persia

Exhibits Feature Story Cyrus Leroy Baldridge: Illustrator, Explorer, Activist

Cyrus Baldridge’s prodigious artistic talents and UChicago education (PhB 1911), combined with a humanistic political awareness, led to the publication of several lavishly illustrated books focusing on his experience of world cultures. This exhibition explores his unconventional life. Continue reading »