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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People

Diversity and Inclusion spotlight: The University of Chicago Library

The Library is committed to bringing diversity and inclusion efforts to the forefront of operations—so much so that it’s a top priority of the Library's three-year strategic direction plan.
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Research

Apply for the 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.
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Exhibit News

Migration Literature in Italy: African Diasporas and Postcolonial Traces

Italy has only recently become a land of immigration. This exhibit presents these narratives of immigrants’ experiences and life stories in the context of an emerging history of contemporary Italophone culture.
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Research

New workshop offers advice on conducting research abroad

The Library is hosting a new workshop to discuss some of the challenges you might face when planning for, and conducting, research abroad.
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