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.
Does the Library have the books for my course?
There are a few steps to take to determine whether the Library has the books assigned for your course.
Looking forward to Autumn 2021 at the Library
We welcome all University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff to the Library for the Autumn Quarter.
Library orientations welcome you to campus
Whether you are new to the University, or returning to campus after remote learning, the Library has many ways for you to learn about its many resources and services.
Renew your quarterly loans between September 15 and October 1
The Library is ending its recent pandemic-era practice of auto-renewing materials loaned for the quarter. Current borrowers should renew those items still in use between September 15 and October 1.