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.



Same day Library seat bookings available beginning May 18

Starting May 18, students, faculty, and staff will be able to book seats in Regenstein and Crerar libraries up to one hour before the start of their chosen reservation time.


A Glimpse of Everyday North Korean Life through Stamps

On May 27, Jee-Young Park will present North Korean stamps spanning 55 years that feature rare images of politics, Juche ideology, educational slogans, nature, geography, architecture, culture, music, and art.


Architect Helmut Jahn, 1940-2021, designer of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

Internationally renowned architect Helmut Jahn has designed masterpieces around the world. But at the University of Chicago Library, he will always be most loved for the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.


Let knowledge grow—return your library books

We are now encouraging students to return any books they are finished reading so that the items are available for others.