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.

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People

Brenda L. Johnson to retire in November

Library Director and University Librarian Brenda L. Johnson has announced plans to retire, effective November 15.
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Science

Deadline April 19: John Crerar Science Writing Prize

Papers are due on April 19 for the John Crerar Science Writing Prize for College Students.
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People

‘Where gathering minds can do more’: Alumni share Regenstein Library stories

As part of this milestone year marking the Joseph Regenstein Library’s 50th anniversary, alumni share their Regenstein stories.
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Spotlight

Women who made legal history: Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink, J.D.'51, was a political pioneer, a major supporter of Title IX legislation, and achieved many "firsts" as an Asian American woman.
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