University of Chicago Library News
College Edition – October 2013
You can now borrow books and other materials from the libraries of Ivy League universities and MIT through Borrow Direct. Borrow Direct will typically deliver books in approximately four days and items can normally be kept for up to 12 weeks. You may also continue to use UBorrow, which allows you to borrow from libraries in the Big 10 Conference.
The new Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL) in Crerar offers expanded resources to support the College's growing computer science program. The CSIL in Crerar replaces the Maclab on Regenstein’s A-Level, which is now closed.
Eckhart Library is temporarily closed and undergoing a major renovation. When completed later this academic year, Eckhart will contain study space for students; course reserves for mathematics, computer science and statistics; and a core collection of mathematics books. During construction, Eckhart's new core collection is being stored at Crerar Library and may be paged.
A new online tour of the University of Chicago campus allows visitors to view select campus residence halls and classroom buildings as they were in decades past using the social media site HistoryPin. The virtual tour features dozens of images from the Special Collections Research Center’s Photographic Archive.
Photocopying and printing prices in the residence halls and campus libraries increased on August 1. Black-and-white copying or printing increased from 10 cents to 13 cents per page, while color copying and printing increased from 15 cents to 18 cents per page. The charge for scans remain at 2 cents per page and faxes continue to cost 25 cents per page.
Eight computer monitors are now available on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library as a pilot for use as dual monitor stations.