"Library" State Street & The Loop Tip by micas_pt

State Street & The Loop, Chicago: 37 reviews and 74 photos


Harold Washington Library can be visited in the following opening hours:
. Monday - Thursday: 10.30am to 7pm
. Friday: 10.30am to 4.30pm
. Saturday: 9am to 4.30om
. Closes on Sundays
It is situated in 400 South State Street, which is near Michigan Avenue and Grant Park. The Harold Washington Library is the Central Library of Chicago's Public Libraries.

What I enjoyed the most about the Library was the neo-classical building itself - the colour and the roof with the sculpted figures - as it stands out in Chicago architecture. This building was inaugurated in 1991 and it figured in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest public library in the World.

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2004
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