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 research library and educational institution dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The library seeks to provide for and promote the effective use of its collections by a diverse community of users.
In order to maintain an environment that is conducive to research and learning, all persons in the library must be engaged in library-related activities and must abide by the following rules at any location in the buildings.
Library staff, users, volunteers, and guests shall refrain from:
Please be aware that the General and Special Collections Reading Rooms have their own sets of rules that are designed to maintain a research-friendly environment. While library users are in one of the reading rooms, the general rules of conduct and the rules specific to that reading room are in force.
Persons who disobey these rules or any other rules and regulations of the library will be asked to stop such activity and may be required to leave the premises. The Newberry reserves the right to remove from its premises anyone whose conduct, in the judgment of the Newberry, is detrimental to its collections, activities, staff, users, volunteers, or guests.
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.
Please note that after registering for an Aeon account, you will begin to receive electronic and print mailings regarding Newberry news, events, and fundraising. If you would like to customize the news you receive, or would prefer to be removed from our mailing list entirely, please visit "Privacy/Mailings" within the "Preferences" section of your Aeon user account once you have completed your registration.
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.
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