Extended study hours pilot begins April 16 in Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room

students studying in Regenstein's 1st Floor Reading Room

Starting Sunday, April 16, the Library is launching a pilot to test demand for extended study hours outside of reading period and finals.

During the pilot, Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room will remain open to current students, faculty, and staff from midnight until the UGo NightRide Shuttle service ends at 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Extended study hours will not be offered Friday or Saturday.

All other areas of Regenstein will be inaccessible after the building closes. See Libraries & Hours for more information.

The pilot will run from April 16 through May 11. Extended study hours for reading period and finals will be offered nightly (including Fridays and Saturdays) starting Sunday, May 14 through the end of finals, as in previous quarters.

Card access required for entry during extended study hours

To access the 1st Floor Reading Room during extended study hours, use Regenstein’s south entrance.

Tap your UChicago ID at the card reader by either automatic door, which will then unlock briefly.

Proceed into the lobby and tap your ID at the entry gates as usual.

Extended study hours begin at midnight Sunday through Thursday.

Policies and protocols

Students, faculty, and staff using the 1st Floor Reading Room during extended study hours are expected to follow all Library policies, as well as the current University of Chicago COVID-19 health protocols.

Be prepared to show your UChicago ID to the Reading Room attendant if requested.

University transportation options

The University offers many transportation options, including nighttime shuttle service and the Lyft Ride Smart program. See Getting Around for details.