Let knowledge grow—return your library books

Early in the pandemic, the Library encouraged borrowers to keep their Library books. We are now encouraging students to return any books they are finished reading so that the items are available for others.

Here are instructions for returning items in person or by mail.

Let Knowledge Grow -- Return Your Books

No reservations needed to return materials at Regenstein

Current UChicago students, faculty, and staff may return items in person in the outer lobby of Regenstein without a reservation, in keeping with campus policies, during Regenstein Book Return hours.

It’s easy.

1. Wear a mask

2. Enter

Book pickup and return entrance
Use this door.
Regenstein accessible entrance
Or use the accessible automatic doors.
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The locations of the automatic doors are marked in red circles on this floor plan.

3. Drop books off.

4. Exit through this door.

Optional extra step: Take a selfie in front of the Crescat scientia motto at Regenstein’s entrance and share on social media with #returnyourbooks.

A woman holding books in front of Regenstein
Tess Sullivan shares a selfie. #returnyourbooks

Upcoming return dates at D’Angelo

Law students will be able to return books at the D’Angelo Law Library beginning on May 17.

Mailing back materials

If you are unable to return Library materials in person, you may return items by mail.

The Library will pay the domestic ground shipping costs within the contiguous United States for items that need to be returned by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you wish to take advantage of this program or to discuss any difficulties you are having returning items, please contact Circulation.

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For more information, visit Renewing & Returning Items.