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.


Special Collections

Library staff are online: Catherine Uecker

Library Staff are Online provides a glimpse of the work UChicago Library staff are doing remotely. Catherine Uecker of Special Collections shares her story.


Video: Exploring the University of Chicago's History through the Library's Map Collection

Prof. Mindy Schwartz, Cecilia Smith, and Ashton Hicks partnered to develop a history of the University of Chicago and its surrounding neighborhoods through the University's Map Collection.


Paging and Scan & Deliver expand to include D’Angelo Law and SSA libraries

Paged material from all libraries will be available for pick up by appointment in the outer lobby of Regenstein; Scan & Deliver items will be retrievable online as usual.

Digital Scholarship

Data Management Planning for COVID-19 Research

Use DMPTool to create data management plans that meet grant requirements.