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.
We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning.
Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources.
We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.