Regenstein Faculty Studies

The Study wing on the east side of the Regenstein Library houses 220 studies ranging in size from 55 to 110 square feet. The studies are available to eligible users for rental by the academic quarter.

ELIGIBILITY
Studies will be assigned only to persons in the following three categories:

Category I: Full-time faculty with ranks from Instructor through Professor, Emeritus
Faculty, and persons appointed as Visiting Faculty.

Category II: Full-time Research Associates with parenthetical faculty rank, full-time
Senior Research Associates, and full-time Senior Lecturers

Category III. Visiting Scholars and Laboratory School Teachers

Assignments will be made to applicants in Category I before applications in Category II are considered. When Category II applications have been filled, those in Category III will be addressed.

Assignments are made exclusively to individual faculty members and for their sole use.

ASSIGNMENTS AND RENEWALS
Studies will be assigned for up to one year, or quarterly, with options for renewal. Renewal of a study assignment is accomplished by completing a renewal form, which will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the end of the quarter. The quarterly rental fee must be returned by the designated due date.

SHORT-TERM ASSIGNMENT
A small number of studies have been designated for rental up to two quarters only. The intention is to ensure that a small number of the total studies turn over every quarter and that these be available for short-term use.

FREE ASSIGNMENT
A small number of free studies are available for faculty members willing to share a study. If a faculty member wishes to change from a rental study to a free assignment, a transfer to a shared study is necessary.

FEE
If tenured, the rental fee is $120/quarter. If untenured, the rental fee is $60/quarter.

If one's status is emeritus, the rental fee is $60/quarter.

$50.00 KEY DEPOSIT
A deposit of $50.00 will be required for the key that opens both the study and the restrooms in the study wing.  A refund will be issued by check from the Office of the Comptroller upon return of the key at the end of the study assignment. If the key has been lost or otherwise not returned to the Library at the end of the assignment period, the $50.00 deposit will be forfeited.

ETHERNET CONNECTIONS/WIRELESS
Each study is equipped with an Ethernet connection. To activate the connection, please contact studies@lib.uchicago.edu or see the Library office receptionist in Regenstein Room 180. For more information see Ethernet Network Connections.

Wireless is also available throughout the study wing.

RESTROOM ACCESS
Restrooms in the study wing remain locked to discourage unnecessary traffic in the wing. The study key will open the restroom.

CLEANING
To have wastebaskets or recycling containers emptied, please leave them outside of your study. For cleaning, please request this service through the Library Office secretary in Regenstein Room 180 or by contacting studies@lib.uchicago.edu.

CONDITIONS OF USE
Access to and from faculty studies is through the general reading room areas on floors 2, 3, 4, and 5. When the Library is closed, study holders may gain access to their studies by presenting a University of Chicago ID to the attendant at the front door of the Library and scanning or waving their ID to open the turnstile.

Study holders may remain in the study wing after the Library has closed. During hours that the Library is closed, the study holders do not have access to the reading room collections or to other parts of the Library building.

No later than the last day of the authorized assignment period, the study holder shall remove all personal books, papers and equipment and turn in the key to the Library office secretary. Should this not be done, the Library staff is authorized to clear the study in order to make it available to another person without delay, to change the lock, and to retain the key deposit.

Library books, journals, or other materials from the bookstacks must be properly charged before being taken to the study. Reading Room materials and current journals do not circulate and may not be taken to studies. In exceptional circumstances, a bibliographer or floor coordinator will authorize a short loan of such materials and perform the necessary circulation transaction. Study holders must observe these policies; i.e., uncharged materials may not be taken to faculty studies. Studies are inspected periodically by members of the Library staff who will remove any uncharged materials. The Board of the Library has instructed the Library that study assignments are to be withdrawn if these policies are not observed by a study holder.

Electrical appliances other than computers, scanners, typewriters, calculators, and/or microform readers may not be used. The use of other equipment, including all devices to warm or cook food or beverages, is prohibited and will result in termination of the assignment.

Study holders are expected to work quietly, and to refrain from making noise or engage in business that may disturb neighboring study holders. Accordingly, cell phones are not to be used in the studies. Nor should study holders use their studies for consultations with students or assistants.

Study doors should be locked whenever the study is left unattended. The Library cannot be responsible for lost, missing, or damaged property. Lights should be turned off when the study is left for an extended period.

For general inquiries about the Regenstein studies, please contact studies@lib.uchicago.edu.