“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein
Designed by Henry Ives Cobb, the Newberry building opened in the autumn of 1893, and continues to be an architectural anchor in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. A grand staircase, elegant marble features, original mosaic flooring, and neo-Romanesque arches are just a few of the details that make the Newberry a unique destination filled with history.
The library has undertaken several renovations to accommodate its growing collection and serve its many visitors as well as to honor its history through restoration. The most recent renovation finishes in the summer of 2018. Learn more about our building and history.
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