For a guide to which library houses the majority of materials in a given call number range, consult the University of Chicago Library Call Number Guide.
Work is currently underway to install new flooring in two areas of the B Level Bookstacks. This will briefly impact users' access to some books in those areas, and will create some noise and dust due to construction. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and some books may be inaccessible during additional hours over the coming week. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate our users' patience as we complete this important work
This work involves the installation of several different flooring materials in the aisles of two bays of compact shelving to test possible options for a larger project to replace all flooring on the B Level over the coming summer.
Users may request any books that are temporarily unavailable due to this work by visiting the Regenstein Circulation desk. Staff will page the material and make it available as soon as possible.
Books in the call number ranges below will be inaccessible to users from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Users are asked to retrieve books after 4:30 p.m. or place a request for the books to be paged. Paged books will be placed on hold for pickup no later than the morning of the next business day.
Below is the call number guide to collections in Regenstein's bookstacks. To view floorplans with locations of each class, click on the link for a given floor.
ƒ (folio/oversized): A lowercase ƒ prefix before a call number denotes a folio/oversized item. Folios on the 2nd-5th floors are shelved at the south end of those floors. Folios on the B Level are shelved in a separate sequence near their class.
Below is the guide to collections in Regenstein's Reading Rooms. To view floorplans with locations of each collection, click on the link for a given floor.
|Floor||Reading Room Collections
|5th Floor||East Asian Reference & Current Periodicals
Middle Eastern Reference & Current Periodicals
Southern Asian Reference & Current Periodicals
Classics Reading Room Collection
General Reference Collection, M - Z, xƒ (elephant folio/extremely oversized)*
K-12 Curriculum Materials Collection (Room 354 just inside bookstacks)
Current Periodicals and Newspapers
|1st Floor||Reference Desk Collection|
|A Level||No collections are shelved on A Level.|
|B Level||The B Level has a small reading room but is primarily devoted to bookstacks.
For details, see the B East and B West bookstacks floorplans.
*xƒ (elephant folio/extremely oversized): A lowercase xƒ prefix before a call number denotes an elephant folio/extremely oversized item. Elephant folios in the Reading Room collections are shelved at the end of the A - Z run. in the case of the General Reference Collection, this means that all elephant folios are shelved on the 3rd Floor. There are no elephant folios shelved in the Regenstein bookstacks.