As university libraries everywhere digitize their collections and move their books to off-site storage, the University of Chicago is bucking the trend with the construction of the new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, which will house over 3.5 million volumes. University of Chicago library director Judith Nadler reveals the vision, design, and logistics behind the Helmut Jahn–designed, state-of-the-art facility. She is joined by Randal C. Picker, law professor at University of Chicago, who considers the relationship between the physical book and its electronic version from a legal perspective. Together they discuss the library’s embrace of a digital future in which the commitment to the conservation of printed materials remains strong. Tours of Mansueto’s underground, mechanized book retrieval system are ticketed separately.