About This Library
Rudy Lozano Branch opened September 7, 1989, replacing two storefront facilities, Pilsen and Gads Hill branches, and one community center room, El Centro De La Causa Reading and Study Center. The branch is named in honor of community activist and union organizer Rudy Lozano.
The building has a pre-Columbian Olmec design, which surrounds the interior as well as the exterior. There are three public art pieces: a cultural mosaic, two stained glass windows and a large portrait by Hispanic artists from the Chicago area. The art was funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program. There is also a permanent Rudy Lozano exhibit.