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Library to close at 4pm on Wednesday, January 28

Posted 5 days ago

The Newberry will close one hour early, at 4pm, on Wednesday, January 28, for a staff event. Patrons should submit their requests for materials from the stacks by 3pm on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

No vellum in Special Collections Reading Room today

Posted 1 week ago

Items printed on or bound in vellum cannot be requested from the Newberry stacks today, January 15. This is likely to remain the case until next week. Please plan research visits accordingly and contact us at (312) 255-3506 with questions.

Short-Term Fellowship application deadline: Jan. 15

Posted 2 weeks ago

All Short-Term Fellowship applications are due at 11:59 pm CST on January 15.

Winter is coming, and so are Adult Education Seminars

Posted 3 weeks ago

This season’s seminars cover the Civil War, Baroque art, creative writing, and more. Browse our course offerings for more information.

Holiday Hours, December 24-January 1

Posted 1 month ago

The Newberry reading rooms will be closed from December 24-27. Exhibition galleries will be closed on December 25 only. The Newberry Bookstore will be closed on December 24-26. The Library will also be entirely closed on January 1.

Guided tour of our WWI exhibits Saturday, December 13

Posted 1 month ago

Join us Saturday, December 13, at 11 am for a free, curator-led tour of our linked WWI exhibits.

Listen to Jack Fuller and Owen Youngman discuss news in the 21st century

Posted 1 month ago

If you missed the latest “Conversation at the Newberry,” you can now listen to our speakers cover journalism and digital media.

Reading Rooms closed Friday, December 12

Posted 1 month ago

The Library’s reading rooms will be closed all day on Friday, December 12, for our annual staff clean-up day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Street closures for Lights Festival, Nov. 22

Posted 2 months ago

Many streets near the Newberry will be closed for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday, Nov. 22. Please review the list of street closures, and plan your travel accordingly.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Posted 2 months ago

The Newberry will be entirely closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, the reading rooms will remain closed, but the exhibition galleries and bookstore will be open regular hours.