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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Library closures during Thanksgiving week

All campus libraries will be closing for a portion of Thanksgiving week. Book returns will be closed while library buildings are closed.
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Resources

Access video experiments in sciences and medicine with JoVE

The University of Chicago Library now provides access to videos of research techniques and experiments across many scientific disciplines through JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
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Resources

New guide to papers of Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph

The papers of Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph are available for research in the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center. The Rudolphs were professors of political science at the University of Chicago and close collaborators throughout their careers. The couple specialized in South Asian politics, history, and culture.
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People

Janet Mather, SB’63, SM’64, Desktop Support Specialist, 1941–2021

Janet Mather provided desktop support to nearly five decades of library staff members and trained and managed countless student assistants in the Administrative and Desktop Services group of the University of Chicago Library.
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