One of Chicago’s treasured landmarks, the Newberry Library is a world-renowned research Library, offering an extraordinary collection of rare books, maps, music, and manuscripts.
ABA guided the Library’s significant renovations and long-range space plan. The project showcases the Library’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. The historic first floor is restored, with new functions introduced: visitor orientation, permanent and changing exhibitions, the Newberry bookstore, and seminar and program spaces. New galleries expand exhibition resources, with new cases, lighting, graphics, and interpretive content. Throughout the project area, the collections are more visibly shared. Three new seminar spaces support the Newberry’s public scholarly programs. Newberry is made more innovative, accessible, and engaging—showcasing its collections and programs with gusto.