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Regenstein Reconfiguration Project

Phase 1
Celebrating the Reconfiguration

The Regenstein Reconfiguration Project has been a multi-year effort to renovate and reinvigorate the Joseph Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago. The Regenstein, with a current capacity of 5.0 million volumes, is the largest facility in the University Library and serves all of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Reconfiguration Project has sought to provide additional storage for books and journals, to make possible research that integrates digital resources and technologies and traditional paper-based media, to allow for the efficient and effective use of Library staff, and to upgrade and replace vital building infrastructure.
The first phase of the Regenstein Reconfiguration Project comprised the installation of compact shelving to alleviate the severe collection overcrowding, the renovation of the building lobby, the reconfiguration and relocation of the Access Services Division, and all associated upgrades to electrical, mechanical and networked data systems.
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