University of Chicago Library

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University of Chicago Library
Harper Library, interior, University of Chicago.jpg
Country United States
Type Academic library
Established 1891
Location Hyde Park, Chicago
Branches 6
Collection
Size 9,837,021[1]
Access and use
Circulation 440,000
Members 33,000
Other information
Director Judith Nadler
Website http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/index.html
References: Andrew Abbott: The University Library

University of Chicago Library is the library system of the University of Chicago, located on the university's campus in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is one of the largest university libraries in the United States, with 9,837,021 volumes as of 2009-2010.

The library was founded by president of the University of Chicago, William Rainey Harper, who set the course for Special Collections as a “working collection” in 1891. The library's collections are located in six sites: the Joseph Regenstein Library, the John Crerar Library, the D'Angelo Law Library, the Mansueto Library, the Eckhart Library, and the School of Social Service Administration Library.[2]

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