James Cronin at chalkboard

The family of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, has donated his medals and academic papers to the University of Chicago Library. The late UChicago scientist made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Continue reading »

Library receives medals, papers of Nobel laureate James Cronin

Ask a Librarian desk with student and Library Catalog

Welcome to the Library: orientation for new students

Welcome to the University of Chicago! As the heart of campus, the Library offers much more than books and a place to study. Learn about the many resources and services that the Library has to offer students before classes begin. Continue reading »

Here and There and Everywhere

Exhibits Feature Story Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St. Petersburg to Chicago

Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition traces visual genealogies from the political satire of the post-1905 period to the mortal derision of Stalinist propaganda in the 1930s and the HUAC hearings of the 1950s. Closes February 2. Continue reading »

solar eclipse

Eclipse 2017

The solar eclipse this Monday in Chicago will be a partial eclipse. Starting at 11:54 AM, it will be at its peak just before 1:20 PM, at which point the the moon will cover 86.6 percent of the sun. Continue reading »

People Lyonette Louis-Jacques among award-winning authors

Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian at the D’Angelo Law Library, was among the authors who were recently awarded the Reynolds and Flores Publication Award for their “Mexican Law and Legal Research” guide. The award, named after the authors of the Foreign … Continue reading »

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New online resource: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

University of Chicago researchers now have access to a new global research tool licensed by the Library – the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford University Press launched the Encyclopedia on April 27, 2017 with 70 articles, and will … Continue reading »

Photo by Vivian Maier

Feature Story University of Chicago Library receives vintage Vivian Maier prints

The University of Chicago Library has received a gift of nearly 500 photographic prints made by Vivian Maier, the master 20th-century street photographer known for her striking images of life in Chicago and New York City. The prints were given to the University by collector and filmmaker John Maloof. Continue reading »

Photograph of civil rights activists singing

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 »

Screenshot of LandScan 2015 Population Database

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 »

Mansueto and Regenstein

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 »

Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Feature Story Uncovering history through rare book cataloging

Not all copies of a book are created equal. Thanks to the support of Julie and Roger Baskes, the Special Collections Research Center is undertaking a major project to enhance its rare book cataloging, making the special characteristics of individual rare books readily discoverable by researchers around the world. 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 »

Co-Humanitarian exhibit poster detail

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 »