University Advisory Councils, Women's Board, and Library Society

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.

The University of Chicago Library offers members of the University Advisory Councils and Women's Board access to all campus libraries and borrowing privileges. We offer Library Society members access to all campus libraries on a limited basis.

Members of the University Advisory Councils and the Women's Board

All members of the University Advisory Councils and the Women's Board are eligible for access to the Library and quarterly borrowing privileges free of charge during their appointment terms.

To obtain a library card or renew existing privileges, please visit the ID & Privileges Office in the lobby of the Joseph Regenstein Library.

Members of the Library Society

Members of the Library Society are able to obtain five visitor passes per quarter by presenting their membership card and a government-issued photo ID at 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 or Regenstein Circulation. Visitors must present a government-issued photo ID to be issued guest credentials.

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.