Visit | Newberry


The Newberry is located at 60 West Walton Street in Chicago, directly across the street from Washington Square Park, also known as Bughouse Square. Just a few blocks west of the famous Michigan Avenue, the Newberry is situated in a beautiful and vibrant area filled with great restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

The Newberry Library

Aerial view of the Newberry and Washington Square Park

Visitors come to the Newberry for a wide variety of purposes. Scholars and lifelong learners visit the Newberry to conduct Research on topics related to the Newberry’s collections. Visitors also come to participate in the many Programs and Events hosted at the Newberry and to visit its Exhibitions. For the curious, we encourage individuals and groups to inquire about Tours and Orientations.

For visitors arriving from out-of-town, we provide Directions and, should they be needed, extensive lists of Accommodations, both short term and long. Please also note that our north entrance (off of Oak Street) is wheelchair-accessible.

We want your visit to be as productive and enjoyable as possible. Please be aware that there are certain Rules of Conduct to follow when visiting. If you are engaged in research, you will want to read up on our Services for Readers and Researchers.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.