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 up for one. When you visit the Newberry for the first time, we'll give you your reader's card and a brief orientation.
Your reader’s card is linked to your online reader’s account, which you can use to request items from the Newberry collection. You’re welcome to submit requests ahead of time or upon your arrival at the Newberry.
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Learn how you can use your reader’s card to unlock access to millions of books, maps, and manuscripts at the Newberry.
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