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.


Hours & Access

Extended study hours in Regenstein 1st Floor Reading Room, Feb. 25 – Mar. 7

To support students studying for finals, Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room will remain open to current students, faculty, and staff until 4 a.m. beginning Sunday, February 25 through Thursday, March 7 (closing at 4 a.m. Friday, March 8).


April 15 Deadline for the John Crerar Science Writing Prize

Undergraduates are invited to submit papers for the John Crerar Science Writing Prize, a competitive award for excellence and clarity in science writing.


Black History Month Storytime

Carmenita Peoples leads this storytime on Feb. 24 recommended for families with children up to 10 years old.

Digital Scholarship

Legal Issues in Computational Research Using Text and Data Mining: An Interactive Workshop

Register for this workshop to be held on Feb. 15