About Eckhart

Eckhart Library
Eckhart Library

Eckhart Library is open to members of the University of Chicago community as well as outside visitors. Outside visitors must obtain a guest pass at Regenstein Library in order to enter Eckhart. Also through June 1, 2024 Eckhart Hall is key card access only so you must call us at 773-702-8778 when you arrive so we can let you in. Additional information is available on our Visitors to the Library page.

Eckhart Library is located on the second floor of Eckhart Hall, home of the Department of Mathematics.  It is home to approximately 13,000 volumes, most research-level monographs, and selected textbooks in mathematics as well as reserves collections for mathematics, computer science, and statistics.  More information about Eckhart collections and collections in mathematics and related disciplines.

The Library offers long tables and seating for study as well as limited comfortable seating.  It also has one public computer.

Eckhart Hall was erected in 1930 with funds donated in 1927 by Bernard A. Eckhart, a Chicago businessman.  Eckhart Hall was built to house the Mathematics Department, and it has also been used for other programs related to the physical sciences, including some work for the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Eckhart Library
Eckhart Hall 217
1118 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL  60637

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Visitor parking is available at the Ellis Avenue parking garage (55th and Ellis).  Free street parking may also be available but is often difficult during weekday business hours.