Regenstein Floorplans and Call Number Guide

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.

Retrieving books during replacement of Regenstein B Level flooring

Beginning July 21, the Library will replace cracked and worn floor tile throughout the Regenstein B Level bookstacks.

Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and will involve noise and dust at times, as well as limiting access to some sections of the stacks.

The work has been planned to cause as little disruption as possible, but some book aisles will be inaccessible during work hours.

Users are asked to retrieve books from inaccessible areas after 3 p.m. or to request that they be paged by Library staff.

To request a book from a work area, visit the 1st Floor Circulation Desk. Staff will page material and place it on hold for pickup by the morning of the next business day.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while this important work is completed.

Call numbers currently affected by work

Some sections in the call numbers listed below are currently inaccessible from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays due to the flooring replacement project.

Bookstacks Call Number Guide and Floorplans

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.

Call Number Floor
A B East
B 4th Floor
C - F 2nd Floor
ƒ (folio/oversized) see note below
G B East
H B West
J - K, XXK B East
L 5th Floor
sM, M - N 3rd floor
P - PM 4th Floor
PN - PZ 3rd Floor
Q - Z B East
East Asian Collections
East Asian/CJK 5th Floor
Harvard Yenching/CJK 5th Floor
WCJK 5th Floor
Organization of the Bookstacks: 5th Floor, East Asian Harvard Yenching, East Asian/CJK, Education L. 4th Floor, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion B, Languages & Literatures P-PM. 3rd Floor, Music & Fine Arts M & N, Languages & Literatures PN-PT. 2nd Floor, History C, D, E, F. B Level, General Works, Bibliography, Library Science A, Z, Sciences & Technology Q-V, Social Sciences G, H, J, K, XXK.

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.

Reading Room Collections Guide and Floorplans

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
4th Floor

Classics Reading Room Collection
East Asian Art Collection
Judaica Reference
Religion and Ancient Near East Reference
Slavic and East European Reference

3rd Floor

General Reference Collection, M - Z, xƒ (elephant folio/extremely oversized)*
Map Collection
Microforms Collection
Recordings Collection
Video/DVD Collection, A - PN 1992

K-12 Curriculum Materials Collection (Room 354 just inside bookstacks)

2nd Floor

Current Periodicals and Newspapers
General Reference Collection, A - L
Video/DVD Collection, PN 1993 - Z 

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.