What borrowing privileges do I have at the University of Chicago Libraries?


As a part of a reciprocal borrowing agreement, CTS IDs provide you access to the University of Chicago Library. You can directly borrow books from the Regenstein Library.

Some campus libraries have additional policies regarding visitor access.

  • Visiting the Special Collections Research Center requires a pre-arranged appointment. No appointment is needed to visit the exhibition gallery.
  • The D’Angelo Law Library is restricted to current University of Chicago Law School students, faculty, and staff only. All other users may request access to the D'Angelo Law Library collection by pre-arranged appointment only.
  • Walk-in access to the Social Work Library is limited to Crown Family School students, faculty, and staff. All others should use the Ask a Librarian form to request access.

Accessing Electronic Resources

You can access electronic resources at UofC if you’re using one of the UofC patron computers. However, if you are using your own laptop, then you will need to connect wirelessly to their network. You can request (ie. password) from the ID & Privileges Office OR the Regenstein Circulation Desk to access the uchicago-library-guest wireless network. This network will allow you to access library electronic resources. The wireless network uchicago-guest provides you with internet access but no access to electronic resources. 

University of Chicago policies will apply to University of Chicago loans, including policies for handling overdue materials, fines, lost materials, claimed returned items, and recalls.

See COVID-19 Information for Visitors for more information.


Asking for Help at the Regenstein Library

Anne K. Knafl is the Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy.  Her email is: aknafl@uchicago.edu and her office is on the 4th floor, room 462.  You can also ask questions at the Reference Desk, across from the entrance gate on the 1st floor.

  • Last Updated Oct 04, 2023
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