Location and Hours | Newberry

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: 10 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 10 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm

Wednesdays

Reading Rooms: 10 am – 7 pm (Items may be requested between 10 am and 6 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursdays

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

Fridays

Reading Rooms: 10 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 10 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 5 pm

Saturdays

Reading Rooms: 10 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 10 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 5 pm

Sundays

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

2018 Holiday Closings

  • New Year's 2018: Saturday, December 30, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Staff Development Day: Friday, January 12
  • Presidents Day: Saturday, February 17, and Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day: Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Saturday, September 1, and Monday, September 3
  • Thanksgiving: early closing on Wednesday, November 21 (5:15 pm); closed Thursday, November 22; Friday, November 23 (exhibition galleries will remain open); and Saturday, November 24 (exhibition galleries will remain open)
  • Staff holiday party: The entire library will close to the public at 5pm on Thursday, December 13.
  • Clean-up Day: Friday, December 14: Reading rooms closed; bookstore and exhibition galleries will remain open
  • Christmas: Saturday, December 22 (the bookshop and exhibition galleries will be open); Monday, December 24 (the exhibition galleries will remain open); Tuesday, December 25; and Wednesday, December 26 (the exhibition galleries will remain open).
  • New Year's 2019: Monday, December 31, 2018 (the exhibition galleries will remain open), and Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Holiday Closings

  • New Year's 2019: Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Staff Development Day: Friday, January 11
  • Presidents Day: Saturday, February 16 and Monday, February 18
  • Memorial Day: Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2
  • Thanksgiving: Early closing (5:15pm) on Wednesday, November 27. Closed Thursday, November 28; Friday, November 29; Saturday, November 30
  • Clean-up Day: Friday, December 13
  • Christmas: Tuesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 25; Thursday, December 26
  • New Year's 2020: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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