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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Meet Kaitlyn Van Kampen, Kathleen A. Zar Clinical Library Resident

Kaitlyn provides point-of-need services and information support for UChicago Medicine clinicians by going on rounds and assisting them with clinical questions that arise.
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Exhibit News

Putting the Folk Back in Folk Music: Sixty Years of the University of Chicago Folk Festival

The musicians who have made the Folk Festival a national success are celebrated in this exhibit.
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Spaces

Update: The All Night Study is now closed

Coronavirus update: The All Night Study is now closed. See our alert for more information about reduced hours and Library closures.
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Resources

Stamp collection provides rare picture of North Korea

UChicago Library collection of 2,000-plus items spans culture, politics and art.
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