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.



Meet Kaitlyn Van Kampen, Kathleen A. Zar Clinical Library Resident

Kaitlyn provides point-of-need services and information support for UChicago Medicine clinicians by going on rounds and assisting them with clinical questions that arise.

Exhibit News

Putting the Folk Back in Folk Music: Sixty Years of the University of Chicago Folk Festival

The musicians who have made the Folk Festival a national success are celebrated in this exhibit.


Update: The All Night Study is now closed

Coronavirus update: The All Night Study is now closed. See our alert for more information about reduced hours and Library closures.


Stamp collection provides rare picture of North Korea

UChicago Library collection of 2,000-plus items spans culture, politics and art.