Harold Washington Library Center
Young at Heart Take and Make Kits: OrigamiMay 30th | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Stitched Shibori BasicsMay 30th | 11:30am - 2:00pm
Film Screening: Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)May 30th | 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Open ShopMay 30th | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Maker-in-Residence: Kristin FieldMay 30th | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Holidays and Closures
Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2023Closed All Day
JuneteenthMonday, June 19, 2023Closed All Day
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2023Closed All Day
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023Closed All Day
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023Closed All Day
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2023Closed All Day
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2024Closed All Day
About Harold Washington Library Center
- After-hours book return
- Bike rack
- City Bill Payment Kiosk
- Computers (close 30 minutes before the building does)
- Music practice rooms
- Private event rentals
- Street parking only
- Study rooms
- YOUmedia Recording Studio (for teens only)
- Federal Depository Library Program
- Homework help
View parking facilities within convenient walking distance of Harold Washington Library Center.
The Assistive Resources Center on the 5th floor of Harold Washington Library Center is for individuals with visual impairments or who have physical disabilities that prevent them from performing tasks such as using a computer mouse.
The Assistive Resources Center has three individual computer rooms available by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (312) 747-4001.
Each room has:
The Assistive Resources Center computers offer:
Harold Washington Library Center has a videophone with video relay service for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals may use the videophone to place video relay calls to hearing people, who receive the calls on a standard phone. Calls are routed through an interpreting center, where an interpreter, fluent in ASL and spoken English or Spanish, appears on the device. The deaf and hard of hearing caller signs the message to the interpreter, and the interpreter relays the conversation between the two parties. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals can also use the videophone to call other deaf or hard of hearing individuals with a videophone.
Get computer help from a CyberNavigator tutor. One-on-one sessions are available by appointment and last up to an hour. Learn about:
- Computer, email and Internet basics
- Online job searching and resume writing
- CPL website and online resources, eBooks and other digital content
Please call to confirm availability and make an appointment.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2 - 7 p.m.