Alumni Weekend at the Library

The University of Chicago Library welcomes alumni back to campus with four special programs. Alumni and their guests are welcome to register online and peruse a wide selection of programming taking place throughout campus from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Special Collections Research Center Alumni Donation Event

The Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

  • Friday, June 7, 2:30–4:00 p.m.

The University archives document all aspects of student life. Alumni are invited to bring some of their own UChicago history back to campus to add to the collections. UChicago T-shirts, buttons, tote bags, posters, programs, flyers, and more are welcome. Talk with the University’s assistant archivist about other student memorabilia you might want to donate. Special Collections will be displaying a selection of student life items from the archives for you to enjoy.

Tour the John Crerar Library, Department of Computer Science, and the MADD Center

The John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis Ave.

  • Thursday, June 6, 1–2 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7, 10–11 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 10–11 a.m.

The newly renovated John Crerar Library is home to collections and resources in the sciences; the Department of Computer Science; and the new Media Arts, Data, and Design Center (MADD), including the Research Computing Center Visualization Lab. Tour these new facilities and see demonstrations of digital fabrication, data visualization, wearable technology, and more.

Library Resources for Alumni

The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122B, 1100 E. 57th St.

  • Friday, June 7, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

Join librarian Greg Fleming to learn about UChicago Library resources and services for alumni, including how to establish borrowing privileges, access online resources, and obtain research assistance.

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Tour: Discover the Dome

The Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.

  • Friday, June 7, 3–4:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 12–1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 3:15–4:30 p.m.

The UChicago Library remains at the center of research, learning, and campus life at UChicago. Tour the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn. Admire the striking glass-domed Grand Reading Room, and see the robotic storage and retrieval system.