Newberry Library Undergraduate Programs

Study at a world-renowned research library.

Learn about undergraduate research opportunities at the Newberry.

The Newberry Institute for Research and Education offers two programs for undergraduate researchers: the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)-Newberry Seminar, and the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS).

Through the programs, undergraduate students in participating schools pursue interdisciplinary inquiry and primary source research at one of the world’s leading research libraries. Students are considered fellows and are part of the Newberry’s scholarly research community. Students receive extended-access hours, and they are encouraged to consult with Newberry scholars and staff.

About the Newberry

Open to the public without charge, the Newberry is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuits in an atmosphere of free inquiry, and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.