Use the Collection in Person
Whether it's a letter from Michelangelo or a doodle drawn in a 19th-century textbook by a procrastinating student, primary sources bring the past to life. You're free to explore these historic materials yourself in the Newberry reading rooms.
Getting a Reader's Card
It all starts with a reader's card. If you're 14 or older and have a research interest related to our collection, you can sign...
Searching the Collection
Our online catalog, finding aids, and research guides will help you search, browse, and discover items in our collection.
You can access various subscription databases onsite to start or expand upon your humanities and genealogy research.
Your Reader's Account
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