Lost and Found Information

If you find or lose something in one of our campus libraries, please contact the circulation department for that library. Please do not leave any of your possessions unattended in Library buildings. The Library is not responsible for items left unattended.

Personal Items

Personal items turned in to Lost and Found will be kept for 30 days, after which they may be donated to charity or discarded.

Lost UChicago Cards and Library Cards

UChicago Cards and other library cards turned into Lost and Found will be held for a period of time and then forwarded to the ID & Privileges Office.

If your UChicago Card is lost or stolen, please follow the Lost/Stolen Card Procedure at https://answers.uchicago.edu/24058.

Lost Books and Other Library Items

Personal books turned into Lost and Found will be held for 30 days, after which they will be donated to the Library's Book Sale. Books and other items belonging to the University of Chicago Library will be checked in and reshelved. Books and other items belonging to other libraries will be returned via InterLibrary Loan. 

Lost Copy Cards

Copy Cards turned into Lost and Found will be held for 30 days, after which they may be discarded or re-used. You are strongly encouraged to write your name on Copy Cards when you purchase them, as otherwise the Library has no means of identifying the owners of lost cards.

Items Left on Study Tables and Carrels

Study tables and carrels (with the exception of reserved carrels at D’Angelo) are intended for short-term use and should not be used to store library material or personal items. Any items left unattended may be removed by library staff. All personal items will be turned in to Lost and Found, and Library items will be checked in and reshelved.

Users wishing to store Library items they have borrowed or personal items may rent a locker at Regenstein or check out a locker at D'Angelo; Law School students may also apply for a reserved carrel in D’Angelo. Faculty and other eligible users may rent a faculty study at Crerar or Regenstein.