Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

312-943-9090

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The Newberry, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. 

The Newberry offers an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries. Its staff provides award-winning service and supports a rich array of programmatic opportunities.

At the heart of the Newberry is a set of collection strengths that attract a variety of readers and serve as inspiration for our public programs and academic endeavors.

Three exhibition galleries provide venues for a continuous schedule of exhibitions interpreting research and collections in the humanities. The Newberry usually offers curator-led tours for the public throughout the run of a major exhibition. 

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