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.



Library staff are online: Andrea Twiss-Brooks

"Library staff are online" provides a glimpse at the work UChicago Library staff are doing remotely. See what Andrea Twiss-Brooks, Director, Humanities and Area Studies, has been working on.


Fall 2020 Diverse Books & Open Conversations reads Eve Ewing’s 1919

Join Diverse Books & Open Conversations for one of two discussions of Eve Ewing's 1919, a book that portrays the Chicago race riot of that summer in ways extremely relevant to current events. 


Autumn 2020 on-site Library services begin

The Library is welcoming faculty, students and staff back to campus and reconnecting them with Library collections and spaces. Read about our new offerings for the Autumn Quarter.


Collections for research, teaching and learning during COVID-19: Ensuring access to critical material for faculty, students and staff

At the Library, we understand the importance of online resources that are accessible to faculty, students and staff, especially online resources. Acquiring resources needed for research and coursework remains a high priority.