Visitor access suspended and eating and drinking prohibited due to increased rates of COVID-19
1/19/22 Update: Access to library buildings continues to be limited to current UChicago students, faculty, and staff. For the latest updates on this evolving situation, see the Library visitors page.
Visitor access temporarily suspended
Beginning Jan. 6, access to library buildings is being temporarily limited to current UChicago students, faculty, and staff, until at least January 24, as part of the University’s response to high levels of COVID-19 infection and work to limit the impact of the Omicron variant.
Alumni and other visitors, including those who have recently established privileges, will not be able to enter Library buildings or check out Library materials while these restrictions are in place.
For the latest updates on this evolving situation, see the Library visitors page.
Drinking and eating are prohibited in Library spaces except Ex Libris
Drinking and eating are currently prohibited in all public Library spaces, except for drinking from water fountains and drinking and eating in Ex Libris Café in Regenstein. For a list of designated dining areas in and near libraries, see our webpage on Food and Drink.