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. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.
Hours: Visit Newberry’s Website for Daily Hours
Location: 60 Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610
Public transportation: Red Line Clark/Division stop: Upon exiting the station, walk south on Clark Street (away from Division Street and towards Elm Street) four blocks. The Newberry is located on the corner of Clark and Walton Streets, facing Washington Square. Visit website for more transportation options.