The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, the session will last approximately an hour followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance.
In order to maximize research time, please register in advance as a Newberry Reader. Click on https://requests.newberry.org and select “First Time Users.” Readers’ cards will be issued during the orientation.