Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

Detail of glazing from exterior.

The reading room enclosed within is accessed via a glass-enclosed walkway that connects to the neighboring Joseph Regenstein Library.

The ceramic frit pattern used on the glass dome helps to reduce glare in the reading room.

Tables around perimeter.

Circulation desk.


Preservation department.

The majority of the work in the preservation department can be done in natural light, but enclosed spaces were added for light-sensitive applications.

Work area in preservation department.

Book storage.

In book storage, which is a space that Jahn says has "a kind of sacred power," bins of books are retrieved via automated crane.

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