The Newberry

Free and open to all since 1887, the Newberry brings 600 years of European and American history to life in its exhibit galleries, reading rooms, and program spaces.

The Newberry’s 1.6 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 600,000 maps provide a direct link to the past, illuminating the many ways in which humans have perceived, represented, and created the world around them over time. Free and open to all, the Newberry’s collections—and the stories they tell—can be accessed in our exhibit galleries, reading rooms, lecture halls, and digital archives. We invite you to visit and follow your curiosity wherever and whenever it may take you.

The Newberry

  • Monday 8:15AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:15AM – 7:30PM
  • Wednesday 8:15AM – 7:30PM
  • Thursday 8:15AM – 7:30PM
  • Friday 8:15AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday 8:15AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed


  • Private Parties
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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