Explore the rich tapestry of Chicago history at CPL:
- Find materials about Chicago at any CPL location.
- Discover more in-depth materials about Chicago at the Harold Washington Library Center:
- Art, architecture and dance: 8th floor
- Business: 4th floor
- Government: 5th floor
- History: 6th floor
- Literature: 7th floor
- Music: 8th floor
- Newspapers: 3rd floor
- Science: 4th floor
- Go even further with our Archival Collections—view original photographs and manuscripts at Special Collections at the Harold Washington Library Center, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection at Woodson Regional Library or the Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library.
- Browse our Digital Collections for photos and documents from Chicago’s past and present, as well as artifacts from the Civil War.
Chicago History Fair
Ready for History Fair? Check out these online resources to help you get started.