Parking, Maps, & Directions

The Crerar Library is accessible from the north by following Ellis Avenue south and walking through the main gateway to the science quadrangle, which is located on the west side of Ellis Avenue, just south of 57th Street.

John Crerar Library
5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Walking on Campus to Crerar Library

Approaching from the west (the Hospitals side) on 58th street, turn a left at the sign for the library and follow the sidewalk between two buildings (one is red brick and the other a high rise brick and limestone structure).  Approaching from the west on 57th street, take a right through the Gordon Center for Integrative Science passthrough (this is a large steel and glass structure with round metal columns) and follow the side walk to the library entrance.  The entrance to the library is on the southeast corner of the building.

Maps & Directions to Campus

The University of Chicago is located approximately 7 miles from downtown Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood.


Visitor parking is available in two locations, on the West Campus in the Hospitals Parking Garage at 5840 South Maryland Avenue and the Ellis Avenue and 55th Street parking structure at 5505 South Ellis Avenue on North Campus.