How do I reserve a music practice room?

Music practice rooms at Harold Washington Library Center can be reserved one week in advance. Reserve online, in person or by calling the Arts & Music Reference Desk at 312-747-4800.

Walk-ins are also welcome if the room is not already reserved. If all rooms are in use, you may be placed on a waiting list for the next available room.

When making reservations, please be prepared to provide a contact name, phone number, email address, the name (if any) of the ensemble, group, organization and the number of people expected.

You'll need to show a current photo ID matching the name on the reservation when you check in to use the music practice room. ID before using a music practice room. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Library card
  • Work ID
  • Driver’s license
  • State ID
  • School ID
  • Active military ID
  • Passport

Music practice rooms at Harold Washington Library Center:

  • A chamber rehearsal room
    • The Chamber Room contains a baby grand piano, music stands, and chairs. The purpose of the Chamber Room is to be a rehearsal area for small acoustic or vocal music ensembles of from 3 to 10 people.
  • Six practice rooms with pianos
    • Each room contains an upright piano, music stand, and coat rack. The purpose of these Rooms is to allow library patrons to practice or perform music.

View the Music Practice Room Use Guidelines and more information.