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.



A Poetry and Artist’s Book Event Featuring Aaron Cohick and Divya Victor

Divya Victor and Aaron Cohick will speak about their splendid, collaboratively created artist's book, Curb, at this online event on Feb. 10 at noon.

Hours & Access

Academic Quarter Library hours update

The Library will resume Academic Quarter hours during the week of Sunday, January 23. There will be some modifications to the hours of certain services and spaces due to current staffing shortages.


How the University’s first Ph.D. graduate strengthened ties between Chicago and Japan

Ayako Yoshimura's exhibition Nikkei South Side: Japanese and Japanese Americans in Hyde Park and its Vicinity highlights the importance of Eiji Asada and other UChicago students.


Q&A on the new policy prohibiting drinking and eating in the Library

The Library has put a new policy in place that prohibits drinking and eating in all public spaces, except for drinking from water fountains and eating in Ex Libris Café in Regenstein Library.