How do I book a study room at the Harold Washington Library Center?

Study rooms may be booked up to two weeks in advance. Due to demand, study room use is limited to four hours per week and one session (of up to two hours) per day.

Study Rooms for Individuals

Book an individual study room at HWLC.

Individual study rooms are available on the 6th and 8th floors.

Book online or in person at the reference desk on the room’s floor.

Study Rooms for Groups

Book a group study room at HWLC.

Group study rooms are for at least two and no more than nine people, and are available on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors. 

Book online or in person at the reference desk on the room's floor.

Guidelines

Masks must be worn while using Chicago Public Library study rooms. Food and drinks are not allowed at CPL locations at this time. Check our Study Room Use Guidelines for more information about using these rooms.