News | Newberry
July 1, 2011
From July 1, 2011 to January 1, 2012, the Newberry will install compact shelving on the lower three floors of its 10-floor book stack building. The library will remain open during construction, but collections on the affected floors will be unavailable over the course of the project. This important upgrade to our book stack building is being funded by the generous support of Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Sr., a longtime Trustee who died in 2010, and his wife, Marjorie. Over the past decade, as the...
July 2, 2011
Mark your calendars for the 27th Annual Newberry Library Book Fair and be sure to join us for Chicago’s most popular used book binge. Most books are under $2 and admission is free! Browse through more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories. Scour the sale for amazing deals on cookbooks, fiction, art books, children’s literature, collectibles, and much, much more. At least year’s sale, items that sold ranged from paperback mysteries and romance novels, to a first-edition copy of The...
December 1, 2009
The Newberry is pleased to announce it has recently received a $488,179 three-year grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to catalog approximately 22,000 French pamphlets from four of its collections. The Newberry’s project is one of 14 selected out of 91 proposals in this year’s CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives initiative. “We are grateful to the Council on Library and Information Resources for recognizing the value of such an extraordinary...

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