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.


Exhibit News

Belarus: Photography, Art, and the Faces of Resistance

In May 2020, in the run up to the Belarusian presidential election, protests erupted that continued for ten months. This exhibit provides context for understanding the protests.


Library expands open access publishing options with Brill, De Gruyter, and SPIE

The University of Chicago Library continues to enter into transformative agreements—also known as Read and Publish agreements—that allow UChicago students, faculty, and staff to publish their research as open access without needing to pay article processing charges (APCs).

Hours & Access

Library closed for Juneteenth and Independence Day holidays

All campus libraries will be closed June 19, June 20, and July 4.


New institutional access to Zotero

The Library is pleased to announce institutional access to Zotero, providing unlimited storage for UChicago users on Zotero’s cloud services for syncing across devices and file backups.