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Ex Libris café

Ex Libris café is a student-run coffee shop located in the northeast corner of the 1st floor of Regenstein.

The café provides a welcoming space that can comfortably seat 75 users. Faculty, students and staff who wish to take a break from their work in Regenstein can enjoy access to food and beverage services at reasonable prices in an attractive space. Ex Libris’ menu includes fresh panini, cold sandwiches, salads, sushi, assorted pastries, desserts, candy and snacks, in addition to a full coffee and espresso bar with a loose leaf tea service.

When Ex Libris is closed, the room will remain open as a space to take a break to eat and drink during all the hours that Regenstein is open, including All-Night Study hours.  Vending machines are also available in the space.

Ex Libris and the A Level Reading Room are the only spaces in Regenstein where meals and messy or smelly food are permitted.

See the Find Your Zone page and Maintaining a Scholarly Environment in the Library for more information.

During autumn, winter and spring quarters, the café will be open:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

During interims and summer quarters, the café will be open:

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


For more information, visit the Ex Libris café website.

Ex Libris café is a department of the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities
hosted by The University of Chicago Library