Registration Information | Newberry

Registration Information

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis using an online platform called Learning Stream. You can find a guide to using Learning Stream here. You can access the full calendar of seminars, create an account, and begin registering for seminars by visiting the Adult Education Seminars calendar on Learning Stream.

Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

Please see below for more information about registering for a seminar.


When you register for a seminar, a confirmation email will be sent along with any assignments for the first session of the seminar. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk folders first and then contact us to confirm your registration. If you need to update your email address, please contact email us at

Member Registration

Newberry Associates members at the Literati level ($250 or above) are invited to register for seminars before registration opens to the public. To learn more about membership and giving to the Newberry’s Annual Fund, please contact Vince Firpo, Director of Individual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or


We are pleased to offer a 10-percent discount to seniors over the age of 65, or Newberry Associates at the Author level ($100 or above), or students with a valid copy of their student ID. This discount is applied to the appropriate tuition price (either early or regular, depending on the registration date). Only one discount can be applied per registration.


Seven registrants are needed to run a class, and classes that do not meet this threshold by the early registration deadline will be canceled. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified, and your tuition payment will be refunded in full.


To request a refund, please contact the Adult Education Seminars Program via email at or phone at (312) 255-3700. The Newberry Library retains a 10% processing fee.

  • For one-day and two-session seminars, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable up to 24 hours before the seminar begins.
  • For multi-session seminars longer than two sessions, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable until 24 hours after the first seminar meeting.

Books and Materials

We make every effort to provide complete and accurate book and materials lists on each seminar page online. The Newberry Bookshop stocks most required and recommended titles for seminars. Associates of the Newberry at the Author level ($100 and above) receive a 10 percent discount on all seminar texts. Please call (312) 255-3520 or send an email to to check availability.