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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Hours & Access

Memorial Day 2022 and summer hours

Regenstein and Mansueto will remain open for their usual building and circulation hours on Memorial Day, May 30. Summer hours begin June 4 for most libraries; D'Angelo Law summer hours begin May 27.
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Humanities & Social Sciences

Name this new collection!

The Library is seeking naming ideas for our new, easy-to-browse reading collection coming to Regenstein’s 1st floor this summer. Deadline May 26.
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Hours & Access

Extended study hours in Regenstein's 1st Floor Reading Room May 22 - June 2

To support students studying for finals, Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room will remain open to current students, faculty, and staff until 2 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, June 2 (closing at 2 a.m. Friday, June 3).
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People

Being a Southern Asian Studies Librarian today

Being a Southern Asian Studies Librarian today requires an interplay between the old and the new, the local and the global.
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