The Library is Ready to Help During COVID-19

As we welcome the University of Chicago community back to campus for Autumn Quarter, we will begin reconnecting you with Library collections and spaces in new ways that incorporate University practices that protect the health and well-being of both patrons and Library staff. Due to the ongoing need to limit the number of people in our spaces, the Library’s on-site services will be offered only to faculty, other academic appointees, students, and staff with a current UChicago ID.

A reservation or appointment is required to enter Regenstein, Mansueto, and Crerar libraries, except for returns of library materials at Regenstein. D’Angelo Law Library is open only to Law School faculty, students and staff.

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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 by appointment in the outer lobby of Regenstein Library.

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 for both in the Library Catalog.


The bookstacks are closed to patrons.

Book Return

Patrons may return books to the outer lobby of Regenstein. Visit the Library Hours page to see Regenstein Book Return hours.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is available.

Special Collections materials

Scans of rare books, manuscripts, and archive in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) can be requested online.

Materials can be consulted in SCRC by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments must be booked 5 days 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.

Books not available for electronic purchase will be evaluated for addition to the collection.

Library Spaces

Study Spaces

Seating for individual study is available by reservation. Make reservations for Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein, D’Angelo Law (for Law students only), or SSA Library (for SSA community only). Seats with computers are available to reserve at Regenstein.

Group Study

Only individual study areas are currently available for reservation.

SCRC Reading Room

The Special Collections reading room is available by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments must be booked 5 days in advance.

Printing & Scanning

Multi-function device printers are available for use by patrons with study seat reservations in Regenstein and Mansueto.

Printers and a scanner are available for law students in Law School classroom VI.

Microform Readers

Microform readers will be available for reservation starting later in the Autumn Quarter, and Microforms will be provided through paging and pickup in a pilot.

UChicago Card services

UChicago Cards or Campus Cards can be issued by appointment. Other ID & Privilege Office services are not currently available.

Faculty Studies

Faculty studies are not open.

Locker Rental

Lockers are not available for rent.


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

Research & Instruction

Ask a Librarian & Reference Desk

Research help is available online only 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 via email, phone, and Zoom web conference.

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.