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. 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.
Modified

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.

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

Bookstacks
Modified

Regenstein bookstacks: In a pilot, a limited number of appointments to browse the bookstacks are available to faculty, OAAs, and graduate students from June 14 through July 18.

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, Eckhart and Social Work libraries are working with their building partners to make plans for stacks access.

Book Return
Modified

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
Available

Interlibrary Loan is available.

Special Collections materials
Modified

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

E-Resources
Available

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
Modified

All Course Reserves are electronic and available via Canvas.

Purchase Request
Available

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
Unavailable

Unavailable during interim.

Zoom Floor
Unavailable

Unavailable during interim.

Group Study
Unavailable

Unavailable during interim.

SCRC Reading Room
Unavailable

The Special Collections reading room is closed for interim.

Printing & Scanning
Unavailable

Unavailable during interim.

Microform Scanner
Unavailable

Unavailable during interim.

UChicago Card services
Modified

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

Faculty Studies
Unavailable
Locker Rental
Unavailable
TechBar
Modified

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


Research & Instruction

Ask a Librarian & Reference Desk
Modified

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

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Consultations/ Appointments
Modified

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

Teaching Support
Modified

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

Workshops
Modified

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