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The Newberry Library

Monday 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:15 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:15 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday–Monday closed

The Newberry Library

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.

  • FEB 23–NOV 14, 2019

    The Newberry Library

    Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riot

    Performance Talk
  • APR 26–JUL 6, 2019

    The Newberry Library

    The Legacy of Chicago Dance

    The exhibit explores the history of Chicago’s brilliantly eclectic dance community through the Newberry’s extensive dance collection—much of which is derived from the archives of Chicago’s powerhouse dancers, choreographers, teachers, and companies. 

    Exhibition Free
  • JUL 27, 2019

    The Newberry Library

    Bughouse Square Debates