Exhibition Gallery

The Special Collections exhibition gallery is located on the first floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library on the campus of the University of Chicago.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public and can be viewed during the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center's exhibition gallery hours.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visitors who do not hold a UChicago ID are able to enter Regenstein Library to visit an exhibition in the Special Collections gallery by obtaining a visitor pass from the ID and Privileges Office at the left side of the entrance lobby of the Library (photo ID required).

COVID-19 Information for Visitors

Regenstein, Mansueto, Crerar, Eckhart, and Social Work libraries are open to visitors.

In order to provide broad yet safe access to all, visitors to the University of Chicago Library, including alumni, guests and family members of UChicago faculty, students, and staff, as well as researchers affiliated with other academic institutions, will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test.

See COVID-19 Information for Visitors for more information.

COVID-19 protocols in Library buildings

Everyone in library buildings is expected to follow the current University of Chicago COVID-19 health requirements.

Masks recommended

The University recommends that individuals wear a mask in indoor settings when others are present.

Proposing Future Exhibitions

Additional information is available for those interested in submitting suggestions for future exhibitions.


For further information about the exhibition program, please contact:

Special Collections Research Center
The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 702-8705