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.
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.
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.
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).