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.
Two bays of compact shelving are currently out of service while repair work is underway. The Library regrets the inconvenience and hopes to restore access to these bays as soon as possible. In the meantime, patrons may ask for assistance at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk. Patrons may either request immediate assistance in manually accessing the books in these bays or may file a paging request, in which case Library staff will retrieve the books and make them available for pickup at the Circulation Desk within a 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.