The University of Chicago Library supports your research and curricular needs through actively collecting print and electronic scholarship. This page provides a brief overview of the library's collections and partnerships. To learn how to navigate the library's catalog and discover resources, visit the library's 'Find' tab.
The University of Chicago Library is the 9th largest research collection in North America. Our collections include:
The campus is served by six campus libraries. Regenstein Library holds the largest percentage of the Library's collection with over 4.5 million print volumes focusing on subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as well as business, divinity, and area studies.
The University of Chicago Library participates in library consortia, which allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow items owned by other institutions. These consortia are UBorrow (comprised of Big Ten institutions plus the University of Illinois – Chicago) and BorrowDirect (comprised of Ivy League institutions plus MIT, Johns Hopkins, and Duke). As a benefit of membership, the Library's collections are greatly expanded to serve campus's diverse research interests.
View the 90 second video below to learn how to access library resources off campus.