About Eckhart

Eckhart Library
Eckhart Library

Eckhart Library is currently open. The building is presently restricted by keycard access to faculty, students and staff. Outside visitors must go to the IPO office in Regenstein first to obtain a guest pass. They can then come to the front door of Eckhart Hall on the quad and call 773-702-8778 to be let in by Eckhart staff. More visitor information is available here.

Eckhart Library is located on the second floor of Eckhart Hall, home of the Department of Mathematics.  Eckhart Library 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 two public computer workstations.

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.