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.



Applications open for 2023 Platzman Memorial Fellowships

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2023. The deadline for applications is February 24, 2023.


New course prepares undergraduates for research experiences.

Undergraduates interested in research are encouraged to register for a new zero-credit College course designed to improve research skills and explore opportunities.

Hours & Access

Extended study hours in Regenstein's 1st Floor Reading Room, Nov. 27 – Dec. 8

To support students studying for finals, Regenstein’s 1st Floor Reading Room will remain open to current students, faculty, and staff until 2 a.m. beginning Sunday, November 27 through Thursday, December 8 (closing at 2 a.m. Friday, December 9).


Interim changes in librarian responsibilities in Humanities, Area Studies, and Social Sciences

The Library has experienced several recent changes in librarian staffing and has put into place interim arrangements to provide ongoing support for several fields in the Humanities, Area Studies, and Social Sciences.