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.

The Newberry Library
Aerial view of the Newberry and Washington Square Park

The Newberry is free and open to the public, and anyone may become a reader who is at least 16 years old (or a high-school junior) and conducting research on a topic covered by the collections. Learn more about planning your Research Visit. Beyond programming, the Newberry also features exhibitions, seminars, workshops, author talks, and many other programs, as well as the Newberry Bookstore. Feel free to stop for a Tour, Visit an Exhibition, or Attend an Event. We look forward to your visit!