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.
Bookstore Open, Offers Discounts Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30
The Newberry Bookstore will remain open the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving and offer an additional 10 percent off all items. The shop will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Weekend Hours
The Newberry will be entirely closed Thanksgiving Day. Reading Rooms also will be closed Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30.
Early Closure for Reading Rooms - November 19th
On Tuesday, November 19, Reading Rooms will close at 4 pm to enable staff to attend an important meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your patience.
Bookstore closed Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2
We are pleased to announce that the Newberry has assumed the management of the lobby bookstore. The Newberry Bookstore will re-open at 10 am Tuesday, November 5.