Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 4:45pm.
When classes at the University of Chicago are in session we are open until 5:45pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are not open Saturday or Sunday.
The Special Collections Research Center is located on the first floor of Regenstein Library: 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
For help with your research:
Visit us on the first floor of Regenstein Library:
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
The Special Collections Research Center is home to over 300,000 rare books and more than 30,000 linear feet of archival collections. There are a number of ways to locate and access materials; you can search the website by keyword or browse the collections by name or subject. You can search the catalog for rare books or you can email or stop by and a reference librarian will be glad to assist you. Below are a number of short tutorials that walk through the steps of using the Special Collections website
Watch this tutorial to learn how to register as a user and request materials housed in Special Collections: