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CPL Maker Lab

Chicago, IL

(312) 747-4300

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400 S. State Street Chicago, IL, 60605
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  • Rakisha Wilks 40 days ago

    I love the winter room, but make sure to bundle up in the colder months and charge your electronics. This area had like 1 outlet. So when I need a charge, I go elsewhere in the library. But I just love this place overall. And the person that it's named after, makes it that much more special and inviting.

  • Scott A Lagger 45 days ago

    Very impressed by this grand historic library. Great selections. Quiet places to read and work. Love the lobby!

  • Carol Casual 52 days ago

    Very beautiful library. Very quiet too! And you can always play puzzles. There's many resources, too.

  • Lana R. 59 days ago

    What a library should be. It brought me joy to think of ALL the knowledge housed in this building. 8 floors of greatness. Music and arts located at the top floor. They have vinyl records for borrowing on shelves just like you'd have books. All the media labs are great too. The largest children's area I've ever seen in library, ANYWHERE..on the second floor. THIS PLACE IS GREATNESS. !!!

  • Vince Schauf 81 days ago

    One of the most spacious, expansive libraries I have been to. The staff is very good and helpful. Their website is very good and you can extend the time that you have to bring back a book that you checked out. Their website makes this very easy to do. The vast volume of books and the amazing variety of books are awesome. Getting a library card here is very much worth it. I needed a scholarly article. To save space, they didn't have the periodical, but they had it on microfilm. I was able to copy the article on microfilm for no charge. The library isn't perfect. They have goofy people who want to hang out there, smell and make noise (so go to another floor if need be). One morning this month, security didn't allow anyone to use 3rd floor computers until noon for no apparent reason. But, again, the staff is very good. The book, periodical and magazine selection is excellent. There are exhibits that are historical............Harold Washington Library is a library that you can be proud to hold a library card from!

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