The Newberry - Chicago's Independent Research Library Since 1887
  • We’re thrilled to share the details of a major renovation that will transform our historic main floor by providing visitors with new opportunities to interact with our collection and staff. Consisting of both new and redesigned spaces, the renovation includes an information center, a permanent exhibition gallery, and an expanded bookstore.

  • We invite you to join us in person and online for Religious Change, 1450 - 1700, a multidisciplinary project exploring how religion and print challenged authority, upended society, and made the medieval world modern.

  • Curt Teich Postcard Archives Now Open to Readers

    The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection, acquired last fall, is now open to Newberry readers in our reading rooms (by appointment only at this time). Researchers can consult Newberry staff and a range of resources to learn about—and gain access to—the 500,000 unique postcards in the collection.

  • “Shelf Life” is a podcast about the humanities–and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with the Newberry staff, fellows, and other readers who bring our world-famous collection to life. We hope you’ll subscribe via iTunes or listen on our website as we release a new episode every three weeks!