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.



Diversity and Inclusion Reading Group: AI and Sentencing, January 25

What happens when we use predictive technology in criminal justice and specifically sentencing? Please join us for a conversation about this topic, led by Professor Aziz Huq.


Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Chicago legal legacy

In her January 12, 2021, keynote at the University of Chicago MLK Celebration, Isabel Wilkerson talked about Dr. King's 1966 march for open housing in Chicago, where he was hit with “a rock the size of a fist" in Marquette Park and surrounded by a mob "as enraged and as out-of-control" as the one that stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6th.


Winter 2021 on-site Library services

As Winter Quarter begins, the Library will continue offering many of the services provided in Autumn Quarter.


Webinars teach successful research skills and practices

The Library and the College Center for Research and Fellowships are co-hosting several webinars to help undergraduates to strengthen their research skills.