Back of the Yards YOUmedia

The Back of the Yards YOUmedia is located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. High school students, come explore, create, collaborate, check out books, develop new skills and lead with us!

Contact Us

  • (312) 747-9595


  • Monday: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What We Do

You can borrow laptops, play videogames and use other digital media while in YOUmedia.

YOUmedia equipment is available for free with your valid Chicago Public Library card. First-timers need to sign up. Returning students just need to sign in.

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YOUmedia Staff Bio

Library Associate


Jaime is a former CyberNavigator from Little Village and Brighton Park branches, but he's found a new home with YOUmedia at Back of the Yards Branch. He’s originally from Puebla, Mexico, but he also considers Chicago his home. He received an associate’s degree from Harold Washington College with a concentration in social work/youth work. Afterward he attended DePaul University and received a bachelor of arts in industrial organizational psychology. His favorite courses were in training and development and education. His major interests are stop-motion animation, fashion and design, hands-on activities and maker gear like 3D printers and vinyl cutters. During his spare time, Jaime enjoys attending concerts, developing black-and-white photos and running. He's training for a marathon next year, so wish him luck!