In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Chicago Public Library encourages lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and events, and cutting-edge technology.
Chicago Public Library serves all Chicagoans with locations citywide: Harold Washington Library Center, three regional libraries and more than 70 neighborhood branches. Find a location near you.
All locations provide a rich collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks and music; computers and WiFi; and newspapers and magazines. Each year, Chicago Public Library recommends the Best of the Best, CPL’s selections of the very best books published that year.
CPL locations serve as cultural centers, presenting the highest quality events for kids, teens and adults. Harold Washington Library Center features exhibits celebrating Chicago history and the work of local artists.
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