Visit | Newberry


Ready to explore the past? There’s no time like the present.

Following guidance from the City of Chicago, we are not currently checking vaccination status for visitors. Masks are recommended but not required.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Newberry.

Use the Collection

Access our unique collection of books, maps, and primary sources in person or online. Learn more.

Research Your Family History

Our genealogy collection is one of the best in the country, and Newberry librarians can guide you through it. Learn more.

See an Exhibition

Handmaidens for Travelers: The Pullman Company Maids is open through September 16. Newberry exhibitions are always free; no advance tickets or registration required.

Attend a Program

Our calendar is packed with free programs, from lectures and panel discussions to theatrical readings and dance performances. View upcoming programs.

Take an Adult Education Class

Join other lifelong learners for a deeper dive into the past. View upcoming classes.