Special Collections Research Center

Information for Visitors

Special Collections welcomes visitors from around the world and makes every effort to assist visitors in research during their stay in Chicago.  Please choose from the links below for more information pertaining to your planned visit.

Requesting SCRC Items During Catalog Transition

The University of Chicago Library will be implementing a new catalog beginning July 25 through early August. Although we do not anticipate disruptions to service in Special Collections, we may experience delays in requesting or retrieving materials during the transition period. If you plan to visit Special Collections during this period, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your visit.

Please note: The Robert M. Hutchins Personal Papers will be closed to research until September 29, 2014, to allow this collection to be processed.  If you have any questions about accessing the collection, please contact us.

Information for Visiting Researchers


How to Access the Library


Location and Travel

Reading Room Guidelines

Request copies

Request materials to use in the reading room

Information for University of Chicago Researchers


Send us a question

Reading Room Guidelines

Request materials to use in the reading room

Information for Planning a Class or Other Group Visit

University of Chicago Classes

Other College or University Classes

K-12 Classes

Community group visits