Explore the Newberry at a Distance
While the Newberry building may be closed at the moment, we’re still here to fuel your research, teaching, learning, and unmitigated curiosity about the past.
Here’s how you can engage with the Newberry at a distance:
Tune in for a Virtual Program or NewbTube Video
Browse, Study, and Remix our Digital Collections
Access some 2 million high-res images from our collection online. Under our open access policy, these images are available for any scholarly, creative, or commercial endeavor you can dream up. We want our collections to inspire curiosity, discovery, learning, and creativity everywhere.
Teach with Our Collections
Looking for online tools to engage students at home? The Newberry’s Digital Collections for the Classroom bundle together primary sources, contextual essays, and discussion questions to enable students to explore a variety of topics, from the Great Migration and the Mexican Revolution to the Reformation and Prohibition.
Transcribe Our Archives
Join our corps of online volunteers to help transcribe letters and diaries from our archival collections. These primary sources, written by everyday Americans from the 18th through 20th centuries, chronicle daily life as well as the local and national events that have upended it, like the Great Chicago Fire and US Civil War.