The Newberry is located at 60 West Walton Street in Chicago, directly across the street from Washington Square Park, also known as Bughouse Square. Just a few blocks west of the famous Michigan Avenue, the Newberry is situated in a beautiful and vibrant area filled with great restaurants, shops, and nightlife.
Visitors come to the Newberry for a wide variety of purposes. Scholars and lifelong learners visit the Newberry to conduct Research using our world-class collections. (Learn about Becoming a Newberry Reader.) Visitors also participate in our many Programs and Events and peruse our rotating thematic Exhibitions, which cover a range of different topics, from Shakespeare’s literary and cultural influence over time to Chicago’s involvement in World War I.
No matter what brings you to the Newberry, we invite you to begin your visit in our Welcome Center, where library staff can introduce you to the Newberry and even sign you up for a reader’s card to use our collections.
For visitors arriving from out-of-town, we provide Directions and, should they be needed, extensive lists of Accommodations. Please also note that our north entrance (off of Oak Street) is wheelchair-accessible.
If you have any questions, please Contact Us.