GENERAL INFORMATION SERVICES & CIRCULATION DESK
Upon reaching the third floor, to the right of the escalator there is a marble sculpture by Manuel Neri. Notice the Chicago Gallery on the right and an exhibit drawn from an aspect of the city's history. The third floor contains the Computer Commons, Newspapers and Periodicals, and the main Circulation Desk. On the east side of the floor, at the main Circulation Desk, patrons check out and return materials and apply for library cards. The Computer Commons fills the south end of the floor with public Internet and word processing stations. The south end of the floor also offers general newspapers and current and retrospective periodical titles. Patrons can read newspapers from every state in the U.S. and English language newspapers from foreign countries. Here researchers enjoy access to complete runs of the New York Times, The Times of London and the Chicago Tribune on microfilm and extensive runs of other historic Chicago newspapers.