About Humboldt Park Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Humboldt Park


  • Humboldt Park Branch opened in its current location on July 13, 1996.
  • A 5,000-square-foot expansion with sustainable features, including a rain-harvesting system for irrigation and conservation of water use, opened February 9, 2013.
  • The branch is named for Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) a German scientist who was a founder of modern geography.


  • Humboldt Park Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a mural by Carlos "Dzine" Rolon
    • a mural by Garth Edwards
    • photographs by Lucy Gomez
    • paintings by Bibiana Suarez
    • a sculpture by Mike Hill