About Roosevelt Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Near West Side
  • Little Italy
  • University Village
  • Tri-Taylor
  • Illinois Medical District


  • Roosevelt Branch opened in 1924.
  • The branch reopened in its current location on June 3, 1998.
  • Roosevelt Branch is named after President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919).


  • Roosevelt Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a painting entitled “Night Time” by Jim Koss