Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Public Library)

400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605- Map It
(312) 747-4300

AAA Editor Notes

Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Public Library), 400 S. State St., houses more than 2 million books and periodicals. Among the library's many special features are the Civil War and American History research collections; Chicago Theater collection; Chicago Blues Music Archives, one of the Midwest's largest publicly accessible sound recording collections; a 385-seat auditorium/theater; a children's library; and a winter garden. A brochure outlining a self-guiding tour of the library is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-9, Fri.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed major holidays.