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*The Bookshop will be closed Thursday the 13th to Wednesday the 19th. We will reopen Thursday the 20th.* 

Visit the Newberry

Founded in 1887, the Newberry is one of Chicago’s most historic cultural institutions. Curious people from all over visit to research topics of interest, discover their family history, take classes, or learn something new and unexpected.

Our collections, programs, and exhibitions are a portal to more than six centuries of human history, from the 15th century to the present. The Newberry welcomes anyone who is eager to learn about who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Our community of learning includes historians, genealogists, visual and performing artists, writers, graphic designers, teachers, students, and many, many others.


Bookshop: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Reading Rooms: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Galleries: 10am - 7pm, Tuesday - Thursday; 10am -5pm, Friday & Saturday