About Chinatown Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Chinatown
  • Armour Square
  • South Loop
  • Bridgeport


  • A new 16,000-square-foot, two-story Chinatown Branch opened August 29, 2015 with a partially covered “living” roof, Feng shui-influenced interior design and expansive views of the city.
  • Library service to the Chinatown community began in 1972 in a small storefront on Wentworth Avenue. An 11,000-square-foot rental facility was dedicated September 28, 1990.
  • The branch serves as a cultural and information center for those who seek information about the Chinatown community and Chinese culture.


  • "Universal Transverse Immigration Proclamation," a mural by CJ Hungerman representing Chinatown’s development—past, present and future—and designed in conversation with residents of the Chinatown community