Special Collections Research Center

Information for Visitors

Beginning August 1, 2015, the Saul Bellow Papers will be closed to research to allow the collection to be formally processed. Processing is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, but further updates will be provided as the work continues. If you have any questions about the Bellow Papers please contact us.

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.

Special Collections will close at 3:00 on Tuesday, March 29, due to a special event taking place in our space. We will resume our normal hours of 9:00-4:45 on March 30.

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