The Newberry Reading Rooms are open to all Readers at least 14 years old or in the ninth grade, regardless of academic affiliation. To request and use material, you must first register for a Newberry Online Account. You will be asked to create a username and password for your account. Once your account is created, you may request material through our online catalog and manuscript finding aids.
By pressing the button below, you acknowledge and agree to all of the following terms and conditions:
The Newberry is an independent, private research library and educational institution dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. We seek to provide for and promote the effective use of our collection and programs by a diverse community of researchers and learners. To this end, we offer free of charge the following privileges.
In order to maintain an environment that is conducive to research, education, and learning, all who visit the Newberry – whether on its grounds or in its public areas, galleries, event spaces, and reading rooms – are expected to be engaged in Newberry-related activities, and to refrain from the following:
The following conduct is explicitly prohibited and will result in loss of access to the Newberry.
This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and the Newberry reserves the right to designate other actions or behaviors as unacceptable if, in our view, they are causing disruption. Additional rules apply in the reading rooms.
The unique and fragile nature of many of the Newberry's collections demands that we take special steps to preserve these items for future generations. We ask you to join our efforts by following our security and conservation rules. While using Newberry materials, please follow these rules:
The Newberry makes its collections available for any lawful purpose, commercial or non-commercial, without licensing or permission fees to the library, subject to the following terms and conditions.
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions of copyrighted material. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Newberry reserves the right to refuse to accept any copying or reproduction order, in its sole discretion. Users are responsible for securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Newberry does not own copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for asking and answering questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy or other reproduction. Acceptance of a reproduction request by the Newberry does not mean that the Newberry has made any determination of any copyright or related matters concerning the request. Use of reproductions of Newberry collection items shall be at the user's sole risk.
The Newberry is committed to protecting the confidentially of library records. The Newberry endorses the statements of the American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) regarding the confidentiality of library records. The Newberry may retain indefinitely information collected from your online Request Account, including registration, circulation, duplication and publishing requests, as well as related correspondence. We may use this information for administration and maintenance of collections or library operations. In addition, we may be required to provide information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and to protect the rights, property or safety of the library, its users or others. We do not retain or store personal financial information, including credit card or other payment transaction information. See the Newberry website's page on privacy for more information about the Newberry's overall privacy policies.
Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the Aeon Special Collections Management System.
By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement. After reading this information, you can press the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button to continue.