One a recent July 4th holiday visit to Chicago, Michelle McKinney, UCBA Reference and Web Services librarian, made a brief stop at the Harold Washington Library Center (HWLC) of the Chicago Pubic Library (CPL). The main branch of CPL is located on 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 in the South Loop. The building is a site to behold. It is 10 stories high, 756,000 square feet, and takes up a full city block. Here are just a few photos from Michelle’s all-too-brief visit. Follow the links at the end of the post to learn more about the Chicago Public Library and the Harold Washington Library Center.
- Chicago Pubic Library
- About HWLC
- Mayor Harold Washington Biography
- Harold Washingon Library, Chicago Architecture Foundation
- Loved and Hated, Old and New, Chicago’s Main Library Still Exudes Controversy
- Harold Washington Library, Zahner Portfolio
- She Wears Many Crowns: Multi-Media Paintings by Dr. Yemonja Smalls Exhibit at HWLC