The Newberry collection is stored in a climate-controlled stacks building connected to the library.

27.5 miles of shelf space. 600 years of human history. Time travel isn't science fiction: it happens every day at the Newberry.

The Core Subject Areas of Our Collection

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A Newberry reader's card gives you direct access to an extensive array of books, maps, and archival collections in our reading rooms.

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Wherever you are, our digital collections are just a few clicks away. Research, remix, and reimagine thousands of images online.


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Exhibitions bridge the past and present using historic items from the Newberry collection.

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Adult Education Classes

Led by experts in a variety of fields, our adult education classes can help you jumpstart or elevate your next learning endeavor.

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