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.
Library Leadership Update
The upcoming retirement of Brenda Johnson, Library Director and University Librarian, was announced earlier this year. The University is in the advanced stages of an international search to identify her successor. Elisabeth Long will serve as Interim Library Director and University Librarian until a permanent appointment is in place.
Library welcomes visitors back to Regenstein, Mansueto, Crerar, and Eckhart beginning Nov. 1
The Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen Regenstein, Mansueto, Crerar, and Eckhart libraries to visitors—including alumni, partners of UChicago users, researchers from affiliated institutions, and visiting researchers and members of the public—beginning Nov. 1.
New Director of Digital Scholarship, Cecilia Smith
As Director of Digital Scholarship, Smith will work strategically with library units and campus partners to provide an integrated suite of services that support digital scholarship.