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.


From the Director

Wherever you are, the Library is with you

As we begin this Spring Quarter from disparate locations across the country and around the globe, I write to assure you that, wherever you are, the Library is with you.


Deadline Extended! John Crerar Foundation Writing Prize for College Students

UChicago undergraduates are encouraged to submit a paper for this competitive award for excellence and clarity in science writing accessible to a broad readership.


UChicago librarians provide expanded support online

UChicago librarians are available online to provide research and instruction services for our community.


Connecting to Library resources remotely

Learn about ways to stay connected to Library resources while away from campus.