About Portage-Cragin Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Portage Park
  • Belmont Cragin
  • Hermosa


  • Portage-Cragin Branch opened November 1, 1969 at its current location.
  • In 1927, a storefront at 5148 W. Irving Park Road became the first home of Portage Park Branch.


  • Portage-Cragin Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a painting entitled “Valley” by Bill Cass