Entry Control Improvements for Regenstein

As of January 2, entry control has been relocated to the front entrance of the Regenstein Library, and is accessible during all hours the building is open. This change, approved by the Board of the Library, requires that Library users show University IDs when entering the Regenstein, eliminating the need to show IDs at the foot of the main staircase. This second checkpoint has been closed.

This change was made to improve security for individuals, their belongings, and the collections in the building, and to make it easier to move back and forth between the first floor and the other floors once admitted to the Library. Staff in the Privileges Office will continue to issue temporary passes for admittance into the building for faculty, staff, and students who arrive without IDs. The Privileges Office, located next to the Library entrance, will be open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Fridays, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturdays.

Non-University users who should have easy access to the collections--prospective students, visiting relatives or friends of authorized users, and those wishing to consult US government documents--will be admitted after completing a brief registration form in the Privileges Office. Visitors wishing to view exhibits in Special Collections will also be asked to register with Privileges staff.

To facilitate faculty entry into the Library, a second entry gate has been opened during the Library's busiest hours. This gate will be for the use of faculty and staff, and those admitted by pass.

For more information, contact Jim Vaughan, Access Services Librarian, at 702-8351 or j-vaughan@uchicago.edu">j-vaughan@uchicago.edu.

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