The Newberry’s open displays are a treat for book lovers: the individuals who swoon over unique Thomas Paine leaflets about the French Revolution, or get powerless kneed seeing Thomas Jefferson’s duplicate of the History of the Expedition under Captains Lewis and Clark (with edge notes!). Interesting displays pivot yellowed compositions and worn out first releases from the library’s broad assortment. The on-location book shop is tops for Chicago-themed titles. Free voyages through the amazing structure occur at 3 pm Thursday and 10:30 am Saturday.

The structure’s upper floors house the library itself (open 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday, and to 1 pm Saturday), stacked with books, guides, photos, and different humanities-related materials. Those attempting to investigate remote of their genealogical record will have a field day with the broad parentage area.

Passage requires a library card, however, one-day passes are accessible for inquisitive programs. Once inside, you can bother the patient curators with demands for help in finding all way of recorded ephemera.

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