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The Chicago Public Library encourages lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and cutting-edge technology. The Chicago Public Library is comprised of the Harold Washington Library Center, two regional libraries and more than 70 neighborhood branches.

All locations provide free access to a rich collection of books, DVDs, audio books and music; the Internet and Wi-Fi; sophisticated research databases, many of which can be accessed from a home or office computer; newspapers and magazines; and continue to serve as cultural centers, presenting the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults.

Visit the Chicago Public Library website for more information.

For information on how to support the Chicago Public Library, visit the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

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Chicago Public Library

  • Phone: 312.747.4300
    TTY: 312.747.4066
  • 400 South State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605   
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