About Northtown Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • West Ridge


  • Northtown's first Chicago Public Library branch opened in 1939. 
  • Between 1962 and 2019, the library was located in a small facility at 6435 N. California Avenue. 
  • A new branch, designed by the architectural firm of Perkins+Will, opened March 5, 2019. It is part of an innovative partnership between CPL and the Chicago Housing Authority to co-locate housing with library services.


  • a mural entitled "Eclectic Current" by Rogers Park native Chris Silva