SHARES On-Site Access

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 professional library staff at SHARES institutions are eligible for access privileges.

See SHARES On-Site Access for a list of institutions.

To establish privileges, bring a current Institutional ID and a government-issued photo ID to the ID & Privileges Office.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is excluded from this agreement; users affiliated with the SAIC are eligible for privileges as described in Privileges for Researchers from Any Academic Institution.

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.