Important Note: The TechBar is currently closed for in-person support, conferencing, and equipment lending. If you need to contact the IT Services Service Desk, you can reach out to them by phone at 773.702.3888.

The IT Services TechBar provides convenient walk-up technology support, equipment lending, conferencing spaces, and videoconferencing capabilities for University of Chicago instructors, students, staff, and visitors. Choose from two locations for assistance: the first floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library or Polsky Exchange North.


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Hours change based on holidays, academic quarters, and special events. You also may view the hours of operation for all libraries for a week-by-week listing of library hours.

In-person Technology Support

Conveniently located on the first floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library, the TechBar’s walk-in support is only minutes away from the academic heart of campus. Having problems viewing documents in Canvas, connecting to the campus wireless network, or configuring a mobile device? We can help with almost any University technology resource — or get you to the right people. We’re equipped with a variety of resources to help you as quickly as possible.

Ask the Experts

Need to talk to an expert about a deeper IT topic, like 3D visualization, sound editing, or a special design project? We can connect you with someone who can answer your questions in detail. Stop by in person or email to get in touch.


The TechBar has space available to reserve for a convenient location to host a conference, class, or academic gathering. Facilities include a conference space that can accommodate up to 20 people and a private videoconferencing suite that can host up to six people. To reserve a space, stop by the TechBar or email for a reservation. At least one week’s notice is recommended to reserve the space. There is no cost for space reservations or videoconferencing.

Equipment Lending

We offer free equipment lending for students, instructors, and staff. We stock PC and Macintosh laptops, iPads, and multimedia equipment, including digital cameras. We also have an assortment of cables, as well as video and power adapters. Most equipment is available for eight hours, while power adapters are available for two hours. For more information about the lending program, see the TechBar equipment lending terms and conditions page and the list of equipment available for lending.