Located in downtown Chicago, the Newberry is accessible by foot, bus, subway, and car. For out-of-town visitors, two major airports as well as regional trains provide transportation options. View the Newberry neighborhood in Google Maps.
For more information about the Chicago transit system, visit Chicago Transit Authority.
By car from the Kennedy Expressway (I-90)
Exit Ohio Street East, and follow Ohio Street about one mile to Dearborn Street. Turn left onto Dearborn and go a half-mile north to Walton Street. The Newberry will be on your left, at the corner of Dearborn and Walton Streets.
By car from Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 41)
Exit Lake Shore Drive onto LaSalle Drive. After a quarter-mile, turn left onto Clark Street. Go straight on Clark Street for about one mile. The Newberry will be on your left, between Oak and Walton Streets. Please note: Walton Street is one-way westbound, so you cannot take a left onto Walton from Clark.
The Newberry does not have a visitor parking lot, but garage parking is available in the neighborhood. The nearest parking garage is located at 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street). We validate parking for this garage. Parking rates are $11 (0-6 hours), $13 (6-8 hours), and $35 (8-24 hours).
Limited metered parking is available on area streets. Daytime and evening parking restrictions do apply, so be sure to read the posted signs carefully.
#22 Bus: Coming from the south, the #22 bus (Clark/Dearborn route) stops at the Newberry's front door on Walton Street. From the north, the #22 bus stops on the west side of the library (near the intersection of Oak and Clark Streets).
#70 Bus: The #70 bus (Division route) stops at the Newberry's front door on Walton Street. Other convenient bus lines include the #66 (Chicago route), #36 (Broadway route), and #156 (LaSalle route).
By Subway (the “L”)
Red Line Clark/Division stop: Upon exiting the station, walk south on Clark Street (away from Division Street and towards Elm Street) four blocks. The Newberry is located on the corner of Clark and Walton Streets, facing Washington Square.
Red Line Chicago stop: Upon exiting the station, walk west to Dearborn Street. Take a right onto Dearborn Street and walk north three blocks to Walton Street. The Newberry is located on the corner of Dearborn and Walton Streets, facing Washington Square.
Brown Line: The closest Brown Line stop is at Chicago Avenue. Exit the station on Chicago Avenue, and walk east (across Franklin Street) three blocks to Clark Street. Take a left onto Clark, and walk north three blocks to Walton Street. The Newberry is located on the corner of Clark and Walton Streets, facing Washington Square.
Both O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport offer taxi and shuttle service to downtown Chicago. Chicago's subway system (the "L") includes stops at O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare is at the end of the north branch of the Blue Line. Midway is at the end of the Orange Line. Transfer from the Blue and Orange lines to other bus and train lines.
Amtrak: Trains arrive at Union Station.
Metra: Chicago area's commuter rail system operates at four major stations: Ogilvie Transportation Center, Millennium Station, LaSalle Street Station, and Union Station.
South Shore Line: Trains run between South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago (Millennium Station).