The Library is online and ready to help you
Although our buildings are currently closed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, the Library is here to help with your teaching, research, and learning. Our expert staff are available to work with you. Millions of resources from our collection are available to the University of Chicago community online. The Library is here to help you with today’s challenges.
Ask a Librarian & Consultation
- Ask a Librarian for assistance via email, phone, live-chat. View hours.
- Subject librarians are available for personalized, one-on-one assistance via email, phone, Zoom web conference, and more.
- Browse Help Guides by subject or type of source for 24-7 guidance in locating resources for your research or teaching.
- Discover how to find music, journals, cite research, etc. through guides written by librarians.
Workshops & Instruction Sessions
- Schedule an instruction session for a class or small group.
- Workshops on different aspects of the research lifecycle and using the library remotely, beginning with this webinar series on developing successful research proposals.
Access to E-Resources
- 5.4 million ebooks in our catalog
- Over 220,000 ejournals and newspaper titles
- Temporary free access to other e-resources
- 1372 databases covering a variety of subjects
- More than 11,000 streaming videos in our catalog. Learn more about finding online video.
- Digital collections, including from our Special Collections Research Center, featuring maps, images, rare books, and archival material.
- For guidance on accessing our online resources, go to the Proxy & Off-Campus Access page
- Looking for an ebook we don’t have? Suggest a Purchase
- Course reserves are online for Spring Quarter classes. Visit course reserves setup (for faculty) or course reserves (for students).