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.
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.
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
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.
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