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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Video: The University of Chicago Library Preservation Labs

This short documentary explores the science and craft of preservation and how our expert team rescued a 16th-century antiphonary.
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Research

Is a book hidden inside a decades-old piece of concrete? Scientists seek answers to art mystery

Six years ago, as part of an exhibit on Vostell and Fluxus organized by art history professor Christine Mehring, the University of Chicago purchased Concrete Book #83, and it immediately intrigued Patti Gibbons.
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Library launches new popular reading collection, Reg Reads

The Library is pleased to announce Reg Reads, a new collection of recently published popular fiction and non-fiction on the 1st Floor of Regenstein Library.
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Exhibit News

Paul B. Moses: Trailblazing Art Historian

The extraordinary life of the art historian Paul B. Moses was one defined by barriers overcome. Visit this exhibition Sept. 12–Dec. 16.
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