Location and Hours | Newberry

Location and Hours

The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-9090

From January through June 2018, we will be renovating our first floor in order to provide visitors with even more opportunities to interact with collections and staff. During this time, our exhibition galleries and bookstore will be closed while they're redesigned as part of the project. However, we will continue to provide access to our reading rooms and a variety of programming. Learn more about the renovation and about how to access the library during construction

During construction, noise levels in the reading rooms (in particular in the General Reading Room on the second floor) may be a bit louder than normal. When construction is expected to be especially noisy, we will do our best to notify readers in advance. And we will provide ear plugs upon request at all times!

Mondays

Reading Rooms: Closed
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: Closed

Tuesdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Wednesdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Thursdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 7:30 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 6 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Fridays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 5 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am and 4 pm.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 10 am – 5 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Saturdays

Reading Rooms: 9 am – 1 pm (Items may be requested between 9 am and noon.)
Exhibition Galleries: 8:15 am – 5 pm
Bookstore: 9 am – 5 pm (closed 12:30 - 1:30)

Sundays

The reading rooms, exhibition galleries, and bookstore are closed on Sundays.

2018 Holiday Closings

  • New Year's 2018: Saturday, December 30, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Staff Development Day: Friday, January 12
  • Presidents Day: Saturday, February 17, and Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day: Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Saturday, September 1, and Monday, September 3
  • Thanksgiving: early closing on Wednesday, November 21 (5:15 pm); closed Thursday, November 22; Friday, November 23; and Saturday, November 24>
  • Clean-up Day: Friday, December 14: Reading rooms closed; bookstore and exhibition galleries will remain open
  • Christmas: Saturday, December 22; Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Wednesday, December 26.
  • New Year's 2019: Monday, December 31, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The reading rooms are open to registered readers. Learn more about Services for Readers and Researchers.