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University of Chicago: Joseph Regenstein Library

Research access guide to the Japanese collections at the University of Chicago.

General Information

Facility: University of Chicago Joseph Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-8740
FAX: (773) 702-6623
Email: N/A

About the library:

The Joseph Regenstein Library was constructed between 1967 and 1970, and is built on the site of the original Stagg Field, which was the athletic field for the University of Chicago from 1892 until construction began on the library.

The Regenstein Library collections focus primarily on subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as well as business, divinity, and area studies.

For more information on the Japanese collection, please contact Ayako Yoshimura at (773) 702-8434 or by email.

Online Resources

Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of April 2014 library contains over 4.2 million items of which over 251,000 are in Japanese. The University of Chicago's Japanese Collection is particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences, with recent focuses on expanding the collection in the fields of art history, cinema and media, intellectual history, and literature.


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How to Use the Facility

Using the Collections

The University of Chicago libraries are freely accessible to faculty, academics, students, and staff, as well as alumni and members of the University Visiting Committees, Women's Board, and Library Society. Faculty, students, and staff from other academic institutions may be granted access and borrowing privileges after providing the library with an appropriate research need. Please see Visitor Guide and Borrowing Privileges for additional information.

Please note: some collections at the library are accessible by appointment only. Please refer to the library's website for more information.

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