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A Guide to Physics Resources available at the University of Chicago Library



The Library has an extensive collection of journals, both electronic and in print.  If you cannot find a specific journal title, or you need assistance with your research, please contact me.

Interlibrary Loan

If the book you need is checked out, or if it is not owned by the University of Chicago Library, you can request the item via interlibrary loan services.

Submit your request to Interlibrary Loan and we’ll get a copy as quickly as possible. Our automated system will determine the fastest and best way to get you the item,  When possible, Interlibrary Loan will provide expedited delivery in roughly 4-5 days for items available from partner libraries at Big Ten Academic Alliance and Ivy Plus universities. Most loan periods are for 12 weeks. 

Contact Information

Jennifer Hart
Librarian for Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
Ryerson Physical Laboratory 156
Email Jenny

Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. Use the ProxyIt bookmarklet in these situations. There's more information on our guide to off-campus access