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.

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Spaces

Book a Seat expands available length of individual reservations for Summer Quarter

Starting June 21, students, faculty, and staff will be able to book a study seat at Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries for as many hours per day as the libraries are open to patrons.
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People

In Memoriam: Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka, 1935-2021

Tanaka was Head of the Japanese Department at the University of Chicago Library for seven years, beginning in 1973.
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Hours & Access

Library hours over interim, June 13–20, and the first week of Summer Quarter

See hours for online chat with librarians and for Crear, D'Angelo Law, Eckhart, Mansueto, Regenstein, and Social Work libraries during interim and the first week of Summer Quarter.
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Spaces

Expanded Library services for Summer and Autumn

Expanded Library services for the summer will be rolled out in two phases.
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