The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library opened at the heart of the University of Chicago campus in 2011. It features a soaring elliptical glass dome capping a 180-seat Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art conservation and digitization laboratories, and an underground high-density automated storage and retrieval system. The Mansueto Library speeds scholarly productivity by allowing for the retrieval of materials within an average time of 3 minutes through use of robotic cranes. Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the Mansueto Library has been recognized with a Distinguished Building Citation of Merit by the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago chapter and a Patron of the Year Award by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.



Favorite Book Fridays: Our Lady of the Nile

Sarah G. Wenzel, the Library's Bibliographer for Literature of Europe and the Americas, tells us about one of her favorite books: Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner.


Recycling initiative in Regenstein Library

Help us to increase recycling and reduce the contamination of recycled materials in Regenstein Library.


Wright Fellowship for promising new academic law librarians

The D’Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago is accepting applications through March 6 for the 2020 Judith M. Wright Fellowship.  Established on the occasion of Ms. Wright’s retirement as the director of the D’Angelo Law Library in 2013, the …


New Library and College workshop series on developing research proposals

The University of Chicago Library and the College Center for Research and Fellowships are sponsoring a new workshop series designed to help undergraduates produce successful proposals for research grants and fellowships.