Rooms and Equipment
For information about library services available to users, see the Services page.
- All Night Study Space
The 1st Floor Reading Room of the Joseph Regenstein Library is open to University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff 24 hours a day from Sunday at 10:00 am through Friday at 10:00 pm during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.
- Audiovisual Room
The Audiovisual Room in Regenstein Library (Room 307) provides a variety of equipment for playback of audiovisual material.
The Library maintains and supports over 150 public computers. Check the Available Computers page for locations and availability. Crerar's 1st Floor also hosts CSIL (the Computer Science Instructional Lab).
- Copy, Print, Fax, and Scan
Information about copying, printing, scanning, and faxing using the University's Unified Printing Service, including locations of copy/print/scan stations in campus libraries.
- Dissertation Writing Room / Plato's Cave at the Library
A pop-up writing space, located in Regenstein A01C, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Friday on a pilot basis to PhD students who have participated in one of the Dissertation Write-In programs and Graduate Writing Workshops. A joint project of Graduate Student Affairs and the Library, Plato's Cave at the Library is intended to be a quiet, focused destination where graduate students can make progress on dissertation writing. Participants must pre-register for drop-in access to Plato's Cave one time and then they will be granted unlimited access.
- Ex Libris Café
Ex Libris is a student-run café located on the 1st Floor of Regenstein Library. When Ex Libris is closed, the room remains open as a space to take a break to eat and drink during all the hours that Regenstein is open, including All-Night Study hours. Vending machines are also available in the space.
- Faculty Studies
Eligible users may rent faculty studies by the academic quarter in Regenstein and Crerar. For more information, see Regenstein faculty studies or Crerar faculty studies.
- Lockers and Carrels
Eligible users may rent lockers in Regenstein Library. D'Angelo Law Library offers lockers available for day use and a limited number of assigned carrels.
- Microform Readers and Printers
Locations of all microform equipment within all of the campus libraries that have microform collections. Equipment for scanning and printing from microforms is supported by the University's Unified Printing Service.
Information about library restrooms, including locations of single user / family restrooms and restrooms accessible to users with disabilities.
Group Studies and Conference Rooms
Book a Room: View available group studies in Regenstein and Crerar and book a room in advance, on behalf of two or more users. (Only current UChicago students, faculty, and staff may book rooms.)
D'Angelo Law Library Conference Rooms (Law School students, faculty, and staff only)
Library Classrooms: Library classrooms are primarily intended for formal instruction and workshops by library instructors and special class sessions by faculty. Faculty may request the use of a library classroom for a class session by completing the classroom request form. Groups may book library classrooms outside of regular teaching hours (after 10 p.m. Monday - Friday; all day Saturday - Sunday) via the Book a Room system.
Special Collections Research Center Classrooms: The Special Collections Research Center provides two teaching spaces for classes that wish to make use of its collections of rare books, archives, and manuscripts.
Other Library Spaces
Regenstein Room 122, located at the west end of the Regenstein 1st Floor outer lobby, is for activities that are sponsored by the Library or academic events that have a substantial synergy with Library resources or programs. To inquire about use of the room or availability please contact Library Building Services at email@example.com.
Room 122 is also available to University Communications as a site for news conferences and news-related events. All use for this purpose should be coordinated with the News Office, 773.702.8360, firstname.lastname@example.org.