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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  • I love libraries, and this is worth a trip to see the exterior of the building with the owl cornices. There's also a train stop that will bring you right there. On the 9th floor, there's a beautiful.....  more »
  • I love architecture and this library built in the 90s has some really nice details. I just happened to walk through out of curiosity on my way to the Monadnok Building. There is a Jacob Lawrence...  more »
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  • This is the one of the best libraries in Chicago. This location has various floors, charger plugs, a room for wedding event, books, computers, and other good resources. The library is surrounded by trains, buses, and stores. The only problem with this library that it has a lot of homeless people in here so be aware of your surroundings. Besides that it is a very good library.
  • love this one. stuff is so nice. selection of books are crazy amazing. my get away from busy mind and city energy. quite and nice

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