Event—Public Programming

Postponed - Newberry 101: An Introduction to Research at the Newberry


The Newberry has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable visitors to practice social distancing now recommended by both the Center for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, we have decided to postpone this program. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.

Interested in exploring the Newberry’s vast collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and primary sources but not sure where to start? Then this session is for you. In an informal orientation, Newberry librarians will introduce you to the Newberry and break down how to use our collection. If you’re new to the Newberry, new to research libraries, or an occasional visitor ready to take your humanities research to the next level, “Newberry 101” is a must.

The session will last approximately an hour. Afterwards, you’re welcome to begin exploring our collections in the General Reading Room, where a reference librarian will help with suggestions and assistance.

To maximize research time, feel free to register in advance for a Newberry Readers Card. (Select “First Time Users.”) Readers Cards will be issued after the orientation.

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