Reading Rooms open at 10 am Wednesday, May 14
Due to an all-staff meeting, Reading Rooms will open at 10 am Wednesday, May 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Summer seminar registration is open!
Check out our list of summer seminars. Early registration is open through June 3.
IMPORTANT! The Newberry will be CLOSED Monday, February 17
Due to a city of Chicago construction project that will necessitate a one-day water shutdown, the entire library will be CLOSED Monday, February 17.
No Colloquium Wednesday, February 12
Due to a staff event, there will bo no colloquium Wednesday, February 12.
Construction on Walton Street
From now until the end of March, the city will be installing a water main underneath Walton Street between Clark and Dearborn streets. Walton’s north traffic lane will be closed, but the sidewalk and library entrance should remain accessible.
Class visit calendar is now full for the spring semester
Our class visit calendar is now full for the spring semester (January-May 2014). Group visits to the Civil War exhibit are still available, call (312) 255-3700 to schedule a tour.
The Newberry will be entirely closed Tuesday through Thursday, December 24 through December 26; and Wednesday, January 1. The library will close at 5:15 pm Tuesday, December 31.
Reading Rooms will be closed Friday, December 13
Reading Rooms will be closed Friday, December 13, for our annual staff clean-up day.
Hear Lincoln experts from our most recent "Conversation"
Authors Michael Burlingame and Douglas L. Wilson discuss Lincoln as part of our “Conversations at the Newberry.”
Civil War Exhibition OPEN Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30
“Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North” will be open Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30.