About Budlong Woods Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Budlong Woods
  • Arcadia Terrace
  • West Ridge
  • Peterson Park


  • Budlong Woods Branch opened February 8, 2003.
  • The branch takes its name from Lyman A. Budlong, who founded a local pickle farm in the 1800s.
  • The branch features environmentally sustainable construction under the Leadership in Energy and Environmentally Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.


  • Budlong Woods Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a mixed media piece entitled “Promised Treasure” by Andrew Young considers our physical, spiritual and philosophical relationship to nature