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.

News

Research

New Library-funded open access publishing options

New agreements with PLOS, Cambridge, and Wiley allow UChicago students, faculty, and staff to publish their research as open access without needing to pay article processing charges (APCs).
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Research

Documenting Black Chicago Through Technology, Sustainability, and Outreach

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium wraps up a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
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From the Dean

Introducing Dean Torsten Reimer

Dean Reimer answers questions about his experience as a library leader and his reasons for coming to Chicago.
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Teaching

Preservation for faculty

We celebrate 10 years enabling research and teaching in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.
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