Hyde Park Seminaries

COVID-19 Information for Visitors

Regenstein, Mansueto, Crerar, and Eckhart libraries are open to visitors.

In order to provide broad yet safe access to all, visitors to the University of Chicago Library, including alumni, guests and family members of UChicago faculty, students, and staff, as well as researchers affiliated with other academic institutions, will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a recent COVID-19 test.

See COVID-19 Information for Visitors for more information.

UChicago Health Pact - Masks Required

Everyone entering library buildings is expected to follow the current University of Chicago Health Pact, which includes wearing a face covering regardless of vaccination status.

Faculty, students, and benefits eligible staff from Hyde Park seminaries are eligible for quarterly borrowing privileges with a 25 concurrent item limit.

Hyde Park seminaries include:

  • Catholic Theological Union
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Lutheran School of Theology
  • McCormick Theological Seminary,
  • Meadville Lombard Seminary.

Chicago Theological Seminary users must present a current CTS photo ID.

Students from all other Hyde Park seminaries, as well as faculty and staff from the Catholic Theological Union, must bring a valid ACTS Card and a government-issued photo ID to the ID & Privileges Office.

Others must present a current government-issued photo ID to 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 to access electronic resources.

Visitors may also access the University guest wireless network while in Library buildings for internet access only.

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.