Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago

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The Harold Washington Library Center is the central library for the Chicago Public Library System. It is located just south of the Loop 'L', at 400 S. State Street in Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is a full-service library and ADA compliant. As with all libraries in the Chicago Public Library system, it has free wifi internet service. The building contains approximately 756000sqft of space. The total square footage is approximately 972000sqft including the rooftop garden penthouse, according to the Zoning department of the city of Chicago.
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  • This is one spectacular building and library. Just walking through it and also going to the 9th floor where you can see the current exhibits is impressive. On the outside the architecture is very crea...  more »
  • On the last floor you would find a winter garden to read in a quiet place, beautiful. The library is a great building, to visit definitely.  more »
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  • A beautiful place. Pretty massive building that has more than just books as a library and the computer is always open. The best in Chicago. Best place to study and learn. I would love to come again.
  • This library is huge with lots of great books to read and study. Also, the library allows us to rent out movies for free! I found out we can pay for study rooms and use computers. If you are looking for a great view, go to the beautiful Winter Garden on the 9th floor, it is spectacular. Overall, this library offers lots of perks to give people a chance to learn comfortably!

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