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.



Applications open for Platzman Memorial Fellowships

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2020. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2020.


Why Emma Boettcher’s ‘Jeopardy!’ win became a celebration for librarians

The University of Chicago Library is proud of Emma Boettcher's performance in the finals of the "Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions on Nov. 14 and 15. Congratulations, Emma!

From the Director

A renewed sense of purpose

Our commitment to excelling in a changing environment and to focusing on the needs of our Library users is leading us to work in new ways and to refocus our strategic directions.

Digital Scholarship

Center for Digital Scholarship coming to Regenstein’s First Floor

Library staff are already available to provide workshops, consultations, and services to the UChicago community in areas ranging from scholarly communication and digital infrastructure to data management and data publishing.