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.



Scanner reservable for viewing and copying microforms

The Library is now able to provide access to a microform scanner that can view, scan, and print all microformats in Regenstein.


Video: 'Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe' by Professor Anthony Grafton

Professor Anthony Grafton, AB’71, AM’72, PhD’75, presented his new book Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe at this Virtual Library Book Presentation on October 28.

Hours & Access

Library service dates during Thanksgiving week

All Library services will be closed November 25–27, except for Ask a Librarian email services on Wednesday.


Zoom floor for students attending online classes to be piloted in Regenstein

Starting on Friday, November 13, the 4th Floor Reading Room of Regenstein will have reservable seats that can be used to attend Zoom classes and meetings.