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.

A reservation or appointment is required to enter Regenstein, Mansueto, and Crerar libraries, except for pickups and returns of library materials and faculty study access 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. Borrowers may pick up books without a reservation 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 in the Library Catalog.

A microform scanner is available for reservation. Microforms will be provided through Paging & Pickup.


Regenstein bookstacks: A limited number of appointments to browse the bookstacks are available to faculty, OAAs, and graduate students from June 14 through August 1.

Use self-checkout kiosks or the Checkout UChicago app to check out books. Print materials that are accessible online via the HathiTrust ETAS program cannot be checked out.

Crerar bookstacks and Eckhart bookstacks are also offering a limited number of appointments in a pilot.

Book Return

Current UChicago students, faculty, and staff may return books to the outer lobby of Regenstein during Book Return hours.

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

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is available.

Special Collections materials

Scans of rare books, manuscripts, and archives in Special Collections can be requested online.


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 Library (for Law students only), or The Social Work Library for Crown Family School students only.

Seats with computers are available to reserve at Regenstein.

Zoom Floor

Spaces for students attending online classes and meetings are available for reservation in 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 Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Appointments must be booked 48 hours in advance.

Printing & Scanning

Available with seat booking.

Microform Scanner

A microform scanner is available for reservation. Microforms will be provided through Paging & Pickup.

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 open during Regenstein building hours.

Locker Rental

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.

View hours.

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.