About West Chicago Avenue Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Austin
  • Lawndale
  • North Lawndale


  • West Chicago Avenue Branch opened June 2, 2006.
  • The branch features environmentally sustainable construction under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.


  • West Chicago Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program, including:
    • relief sculptures entitled “The 8 Circles of Circuitous Roots” by Gregory Gomez
    • textiles entitled “Garden Plots” by Nick Cave