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.
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 (reopens Autumn Quarter 2015)
A joint project of UChicagoGRAD 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 once for drop-in access to Plato's Cave and will then be granted unlimited access. Formerly located in Regenstein A01C, this space is closed for the summer. It will reopen in Autumn Quarter 2015 in Regenstein 464 and be open all hours Regenstein is open. Access to the room will be given to PhD students who have participated in one of the Dissertation Write-In programs or Graduate Writing Workshops.
- 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.
- Viewing/Listening Room
The Viewing/Listening Room in Regenstein (Room 307) provides a variety of equipment for playback of audiovisual material.
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.
Library Event Spaces
Regenstein Rooms 122 and A-11 are intended primarily for Library sponsored events. Both rooms are also available for activities or academic events that have a substantial synergy with Library resources or programs, and may be available for other uses by University departments with approval from Library administration. These spaces are not available for the use of Registered Student Organizations, off-campus groups, or other private events.
See Library Event Room Reservations for Non-Library Departments for inquiries about use or availability of these rooms, as well as for information about room use guidelines and room rates and fees.