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.
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.
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.
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.