10/7 - Newberry 101: An Introduction to Research at the Newberry


Saturday, October 7, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Central Time (US & Canada)


This program is free and open to all; free tickets required.

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Interested in exploring the Newberry’s vast collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and primary sources but not sure where to start? Then this session is for you.

In an informal orientation, Newberry librarians will introduce you to the Newberry and break down how to use our collection. If you’re new to the Newberry, new to research libraries, or an occasional visitor ready to take your humanities research to the next level, “Newberry 101” is a must.

The session will last approximately an hour. Following the orientation, you're welcome to stick around for a guided tour of the library. You can also begin exploring our collections in the General Reading Room, where a reference librarian can provide assistance.

In order to maximize your research time, please register in advance as a Newberry Reader. Click on https://requests.newberry.org and select “Create an Account.”


We look forward to seeing attendees at the Newberry, where you can now visit our reading rooms, exhibition galleries, and bookshop.

Please note: This program will be held in person at the Newberry. As we welcome visitors to the library, we're continuing to closely monitor health and safety conditions related to COVID-19 in Chicago. Click here for our visitor policy.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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Contact us at reference@newberry.org