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.



Deadline April 17: John Crerar Science Writing Prize

Submit a paper for the John Crerar Science Writing Prize for College Students by April 17.

Digital Scholarship

NIH officers to demystify new Data Management and Sharing Policy at online UChicago Library panel discussion

Three National Institutes of Health officers will shed light on the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy on February 16 at a virtual panel discussion hosted by the University of Chicago Library.


January Resource of the Month - Federal Surveillance of African-Americans, 1920-1984

Our Resource of the Month for January is the Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 database.

Exhibit News

But Is It a Book?

Opening Jan. 3, this exhibition explores the nature of the material text, from the clay tablet to the contemporary artist’s book.