Reading Room Appointment Request Form | Newberry

Reading Room Appointment Request Form

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a visit to our reading rooms. The Newberry reading rooms are open Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Please submit an appointment request using the form below.

While we try to accommodate all requests, the available number of appointments are limited to ensure social distancing for staff and visitors.  

Before making an appointment, you can: 

Learn more about our reading room policies and procedures. If you would like to speak to our reference staff, please contact us online or at (312) 255-3506. 

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About You
After creating your reader account in Aeon, you'll receive a Newberry reader's card when you arrive for your visit. Please attach a photo of your photo ID with proof-of-address here in order to receive your reader's card. If you have an expired card and need to renew it, you will also need to attach a photo of your photo ID. If you prefer not to attach your documentation to this request form, we will ask you to present you photo ID with proof-of-address on the day of your visit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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About Your Visit
Please list up to five collection items you'd like to consult during your visit (including items located in the Reference Collection on the Third Floor, with "Ref" before the call number). If you've already requested the items through the online catalog, the Aeon transaction number is sufficient. If you haven't requested your items yet, please provide the call number, title, author, and publication date.
Scheduling Your Visit
Please submit your preferred date for your visit. You can also submit an alternative date in case the preferred date is not available. Please schedule your visit at least five business days in advance.
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