About Lozano Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Pilsen


  • Lozano Branch opened September 7, 1989.
  • The branch is named for community activist and union organizer Rudy Lozano. As a student at Harrison High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lozano organized students to demand courses on Mexican history and more Latino faculty. He later became an organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
  • A pre-Columbian Olmec design surrounds the interior and exterior of the building.


  • Lozano Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • stained-glass panels entitled “Vivo Sin Vivir en Mi (Living Outside Myself)” by Nereyda García-Ferraz
    • an oil painting entitled “Soñando al Futuro (Dreaming of the Future)” by Filemón Santiago
    • a mosaic mural entitled “Chic Chac” by Héctor Duarte and Cynthia Weiss
    • A permanent exhibit celebrates Rudy Lozano.