Location and Hours

The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-9090

Mondays

Reading Rooms: Closed
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: Closed

Tuesdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Wednesdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Thursdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Fridays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 5 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Saturdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 1 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am – 12 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 9 am – 5 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Sundays

The reading rooms, exhibition galleries, and bookstore are closed on Sundays.

2015 Holiday Closings

  • New Year's Day: Thursday, January 1
  • Clean Up Day: Tuesday, May 19: Staff works, library closed
  • Memorial Day: Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25
  • Independence Day: Saturday, July 4 and Monday, July 6
  • Labor Day: Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7
  • Thanksgiving: early closing on Wednesday, November 25 (5:15 pm); Thursday, November 26; Friday, November 27; and Saturday, November 28
  • Christmas: Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; and Saturday, December 26

The reading rooms are open to registered readers. Learn more about Services for Readers and Researchers.