Mansueto Library, Special Collections, University of Chicago

When: Tuesday August 23, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Capacity: Maximum 25, Minimum 3

Description: Established in 1953, the Special Collections Research Center maintains the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the University of Chicago Library. Current holdings number 275,000 rare book volumes and 45,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. The tour will include the recently renovated and expanded Special Collections public service spaces and exhibition gallery. Visitors will also be able to view the newly opened Joe and Rika Mansueto Library designed by Helmut Jahn, a domed structure with below-ground stacks offering automated storage and retrieval of the library’s general collections and rare books, manuscripts, and archives from Special Collections.

Directions: From the Hyatt, walk to Millenium Metra Station (151 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL). Take the Metra Electric Line toward University Park. Exit at 55th-56th-57th Street Station. Walk west on 57th Street for .7 miles to 1100 W. 57th St. Approximate travel time is 50 minutes. Check train schedules here.

Contact: Daniel Meyer,, 773.702.8714