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.


Hours & Access

Library winter interim hours & winter recess, Dec. 9 – Jan. 1

Starting Saturday, December 9, campus libraries will have reduced hours for the winter interim. All library buildings will be closed December 24 – January 1 for Winter Recess and reopen Tuesday, January 2.


Applications open for 2024 Platzman Memorial Fellowships

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2024. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2024.

From the Dean

Taking a stand against book bans

The University of Chicago stands firmly behind the promise of the book and the promise of the library. We also stand with librarians across the country and all those who seek to inquire or express themselves.

Digital Scholarship

Meet Taylor Faires, new Digital Scholarship Librarian

Taylor joined the UChicago Library as Digital Scholarship Librarian on October 23.