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.



Melissa Gasparotto joins UChicago as Deputy University Librarian

Gasparotto will join the Library in this newly created role on July 22.

Hours & Access

Extended study hours in Regenstein 1st Floor Reading Room, May 12 – 23

To support students studying for finals, Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room will remain open to current students, faculty, and staff until 4 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 12 through Thursday, May 23 (closing at 4 a.m. Friday, May 24).

Digital Scholarship

Center for Digital Scholarship Opens

Visit the Center for Digital Scholarship for help with digital projects, research data management, scholarly publishing, GIS, and dissertation submissions. You'll find the center on the first floor of the Regenstein Library.

Exhibit News

Scav Hunt at UChicago: Seeking Fun—Finding Tradition

This exhibition demonstrates the lengths Scavvies will go to in search of fun as part of a beloved UChicago tradition. On view April 29 – August 9.