University of Chicago Library

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University of Chicago Library
Harper Library, interior, University of Chicago.jpg
Harper Memorial Library, interior as of 2007, University of Chicago. Today, Harper Memorial contains no books or any other collections, but instead functions as a study space.
Country United States
Type Academic library
Established 1891
Location Hyde Park, Chicago
Branches 6
Size 11,560,575[1]
Access and use
Circulation 440,000
Members 33,000
Other information
Director Brenda Johnson
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, United States. 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 Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, the Eckhart Library, and the School of Social Service Administration Library.[2]

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Coordinates: 41°47′32″N 87°36′00″W / 41.7922°N 87.6000°W / 41.7922; -87.6000