BorrowDirect Plus (Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation)

COVID-19 Information for Visitors

Visitors to the Library are required to follow the University’s current COVID-19 guidance. For details, see UChicago Campus Visitor Information.

Masks recommended

The University recommends that individuals wear a mask in indoor settings when others are present.

Faculty, students, and benefits eligible staff at Ivy Plus institutions are eligible for quarterly borrowing privileges with a 25 concurrent item limit.

See BorrowDirect Plus On-Site Borrowing Information for a list of Ivy Plus institutions.

To establish privileges, visit the ID & Privileges Office and:

  • show current institutional ID
  • a government-issued photo ID
  • verify affiliation by using network credentials from their home institution.

Privileges are valid through the current academic quarter only and must be renewed each successive quarter by visiting the ID & Privileges Office.

Electronic Resources, Library Computers, & Wireless

Visitors may access the Library’s electronic resources only while in Library buildings, due to site licensing agreements.

While in Library buildings, visitors may use Library computers and the uchicago wireless network to access electronic resources. Visitors need to request guest credentials for Library computers and wireless access from the ID & Privileges Office.

See Computers and Wireless for more information.

Services for Users with Disabilities

See Services for Users with Disabilities if you need assistance in accessing our collections.

Maintaining a Scholarly Environment

We expect all users to abide by all Library policies, including those listed in Maintaining a Scholarly Environment.

As a private institution, the University of Chicago Library reserves the right to bar anyone from any or all parts of its premises. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior or any other violations of Library policies may result in suspension of visitor access.