Newberry Library

Founded in 1887, the Newberry Library is one of Chicago's most historic cultural institutions. Two exhibition galleries on the main floor feature a rotating selection of treasures from the Newberry's collection of 1.6 million books, 600,000 maps, and 5 million manuscript pages. 

Free and open to all, the Newberry fosters a deeper understanding of our world by inspiring research and learning in the humanities and encouraging conversations about ideas that matter.

Image: Aerial view of the Newberry Library. Credit: Anne Ryan

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