The Library is Ready to Help During COVID-19

The Library is pleased to connect you with collections and spaces in new ways that incorporate University practices that protect the health and well-being of both patrons and Library staff. The Library’s on-site services will be offered only to faculty, other academic appointees, students, and staff with a current UChicago ID.

Everyone entering library buildings is expected to follow the current University of Chicago Health Pact, which includes wearing a face covering regardless of vaccination status.

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Library Collections & Borrowing

Books, Journals, CDs, DVDs, Microfilm, etc.

Paging & Pickup service is available to retrieve items from all campus libraries. Pickup of materials is available at Regenstein Circulation without an appointment.

Law faculty, students, and staff may page Law books for pickup at D’Angelo.

Scan & Deliver is available to request scans of articles or chapters.

Place your requests in the Library Catalog.


Bookstacks in Regenstein and Crerar are open to all UChicago faculty, OAAs, students and staff. No appointments are necessary. Use self-checkout kiosks or the Checkout UChicago app to check out books or other materials at Regenstein.

D’Angelo bookstacks remain closed; collections are available via Paging & Pickup. Law School students and faculty may pick up paged books at D’Angelo.

Mansueto materials may be requested for pickup within 15 minutes at Mansueto or within one business day at other locations.

Eckhart is open to faculty, staff and students for limited hours. Social Work is open to Crown Family School doctoral students, faculty, and staff.

Book Return

Current UChicago students, faculty, and staff may return books to Regenstein, Crerar, and Social Work book drops during Library hours. Eckhart outside book drop is also open.

D’Angelo is accepting returns from Law School faculty and students.

All borrowers may return books by mail. See Renewing & Returning Items for details.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is available.

Special Collections materials

UChicago faculty, OAAs, staff and students may request Special Collections materials via the Library Catalog and then reserve time in the Special Collections reading room. The Special Collections reading room is available by appointment on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and will add times on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning September 13. Appointments must be booked 48 hours in advance.


Digital books, journals, videos, and other materials are available. Start in the Library Catalog.

For guidance on connecting to these remotely, see Proxy & Off-Campus Access.

Course Reserves

All Course Reserves are electronic and available via Canvas.

Purchase Request

Looking for a book we don’t have? Suggest a Purchase.

Library Spaces

Study Spaces

Seating is open to UChicago faculty, OAAs, students, and staff at Regenstein, Crerar, and Mansueto without reservations.

Seating at the D'Angelo Law Library is restricted to affiliates of the Law School.

Zoom Floor

The Fourth Floor is restored as a quiet space. Should increased need for Zoom spaces arise, the Library will work to accommodate this need.

Group Study

Group study rooms are unavailable for use.

Printing & Scanning

Printing and scanning are available.

Microform Scanner

Microform scanners are available.

UChicago Card services

UChicago Cards or Campus Cards can be issued by appointment. For more information visit

Faculty Studies

Faculty studies are accessible for existing renters.


Lockers are available to existing renters during Library building hours.


The TechBar in Regenstein is closed but can provide consultations by phone. Call 773.702.5800.

RCC (Research Computing Center)

RCC staff will meet by appointment.

Research & Instruction

Ask a Librarian

Research help is available online via the Ask a Librarian email/text/chat service.

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Consultations/ Appointments

Subject librarians are available for personalized, one-on-one assistance one-on-one assistance via email, phone, and Zoom web conferences.

Teaching Support

Teaching support is available virtually. Schedule an instruction session for a class or small group.


Workshops via Zoom are available on library services for remote and hybrid instruction and other topics.