While in Chicago your group should make a point to stop at the Newberry Library, an independent research library dedicated to the humanities. This iconic library has been free and open to the public since 1887, the stately 5-story granite building seeing thousands upon thousands of guests each year.
Located at Walton Street and open 9-4 daily, Newberry will take your group a total of 1.5-2 hours to explore, be it on your own or on a designated group tour (we will set that up for you). The world-renowned collection inside contains several rare books and manuscripts, and an ‘extensive non-circulating collection of rare maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries.’ Not only that, but guests here receive award-winning service and support for many community and professional programs. Visit the exhibits, sit in on a speaker or seminar, or get your very own genealogy orientation. Spend your time examining the reading rooms, learning about the civilizations of Europe and the Americas through rare books, or buy your own at the onsite bookstore, whatever you do here, it will certainly be a literary good time!