Burning books

Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? The banned and challenged materials in this exhibit will challenge you to answer: how do you define what is and isn’t censorship? On view in Special Collections, Sept. 17–Dec. 14. Continue reading »

Censorship and Information Control

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours Dec. 1 – 3

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 after the building closes at 11 p.m.

The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours from Monday, November 27 until the end of finals on Friday, December 8. Continue reading »

New Social Sciences faculty

Feature Story People Favorite Library sections of new Social Sciences faculty

Which sections of the library do faculty members enjoy the most? New faculty in the Social Sciences Division reveal where they love to go in the Library and what they tend to find there–from the papers of former UChicago faculty to reports on the political economy of black life to lavish, unwieldy folios. Their answers suggest the vital role that the Library plays in their research and teaching. Continue reading »

Gender Revolution Film Images

“Gender Revolution” film screening

On November 20 at 5:30 p.m., the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, in partnership with the Joseph Regenstein Library, will host an advanced screening of Gender Revolution, a documentary that explores our ever changing experiences with gender identity. Continue reading »

Dr. Christina von Nolcken discusses a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in the Special Collections Research Center.

Watch Dr. Christina von Nolcken discuss a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in Special Collections

Professor Emerita Christina von Nolcken went live on Facebook on October 31, 2017 to teach viewers about a rare Canterbury Tales manuscript in the Special Collections Research Center. The manuscript, also known as the McCormick manuscript of the Canterbury tales, … Continue reading »

Map of Chicago

Geography Awareness Week events in library and on campus

The University of Chicago Library, Research Computing Center, UChicagoGRAD, and Humanities Computing invite University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff to attend campus events in celebration of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day. Maps and atlases of Special Collections Date: … Continue reading »

Brenda L. Johnson

Launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library

We are beginning the work of launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library, which will become a new nexus for intellectual energy and growth, providing a space that will support state-of-the-art technologies and services that facilitate the exploration of new methodologies, the analysis of complex data, the visualization of theoretical relationships, and the sharing of research results. Continue reading »

Professor Hornbeck and Head of Digitization Kathleen Arthur discuss the digitization of the Census of Manufacturers

Feature Story Librarians and faculty collaborate on digital scholarship

UChicago faculty in the social sciences, business, and humanities are employing new digital approaches to gather, analyze, preserve, and share their data and scholarly findings. As they do, Library experts are developing innovative ways to collaborate with them to advance digital scholarship. Continue reading »

An early taste of legal research launches careers

D’Angelo Law librarians give College and graduate students their first exposure to legal research. Continue reading »

Image of a wild turkey (male)

Alert Holiday closing November 23-24, 2017

The Special Collections Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. The Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Outgoing dean hands "grand master" key to incoming dean

Digitized campus publications open a century of University history and debate to researchers

October 1, 1902, seemed an auspicious day to the staff of the new University of Chicago student newspaper, the Daily Maroon. Its writers took great pride in a number of historic events occurring that day . . . Continue reading »

Andrea Jackson

People The Black Metropolis Research Consortium connects researchers, archives, and communities

The BMRC moves to the Library, updates its summer fellowship program, and welcomes a new executive director. Continue reading »

Art deco print by Edouard Benedictus

Featured gifts to the Library

The University of Chicago Library greatly appreciates gifts of books, archives, manuscripts, photography, electronic media, and art that create invaluable research and learning opportunities for our scholarly community. In 2016-17, the Library was honored to receive donations in a wide … Continue reading »

Building exterior and signage for Billings Hospital

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Billings Hospital

The University of Chicago History of Medicine Project (UCHOMP) is marking the 90th Anniversary of the opening of Billings Hospital, the predecessor of UChicago Medicine with some special events in the Joseph Regenstein Library.  Join us on Friday, October 27, … Continue reading »

Person in bookstacks.

Scared of the stacks? A new 30-minute workshop offers tips for students

The Halloween season can be scary, but the stacks shouldn’t be! A new Library program is designed to help students navigate Regenstein’s bookstacks and its extensive collections. Continue reading »

People Introducing Scott Vanderlin, new Student Services Librarian

Scott Vanderlin joined the D’Angelo Law Library on September 5 as our new Student Services Librarian. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Scott worked at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library… Continue reading »

James Baldwin in Hyde Park London in 1969

Exhibits James Baldwin Among the Philosophers

An exhibit in two cases, exhibiting a selection of books and essays by author, cultural critic, and civil rights activist James Baldwin juxtaposed with works of philosophy that engage his work. On display September 26 through December 31, 2017, in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Student studying in Mansueto Library

People Deadline extended to apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The University of Chicago Library is looking for student representatives to serve on the Library Student Advisory Group. Continue reading »

Professor Richard Thaler

Congratulations to Richard Thaler, Chicago Booth’s newest Nobel laureate

Richard Thaler, the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2017. The Library maintains a selected bibliography of Professor Thaler’s publications. Continue reading »

Picture of new map collection computers

New GIS Computers in Map Collection

The Regenstein Library Map Collection has installed three new computers to support research using GIS and spatial analysis. These computers are available for use during regular Map Collection hours. The following software is available: ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1 ArcGIS Pro 2.0.0 ArcGIS … Continue reading »

The year 1917 imposed next to a flag of the Hammer & Sickle, the emblem of the new Soviet State

Exhibits 1917: The Russian Revolution: In History… In Memory… In Literature

The Russian Revolution has defined the shape of the contemporary world. In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, this two-case exhibit explores its meaning and consequences through historical analysis, personal narratives and the remarkable literature it inspired. Located on the Second Floor of Regenstein Library from September 25 – December 31, 2017. Continue reading »

Check out the new S&P Global NetAdvantage

S&P Global has made dramatic changes to their NetAdvantage database, which is now available to University of  Chicago researchers. The database now includes private company information, analyst reports and more robust screening tools. The popular Industry Surveys are still included … Continue reading »

library worker with photoduplication equipment

Exhibits Well Equipped: Library Technology from Days Past

Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these technologies used by the Library. Continue reading »

Students studying in D'Angelo Law Library

The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes new students

The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes the JD class of 2020 and the LLM class of 2018. The D’Angelo Law librarians will introduce new JD and LLM students to the Library’s resources and services during tours and presentations during orientation… Continue reading »

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 »