Available by Appointment Only
The Northside Neighborhood History Collection is available for appointments:
- Monday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have not made an appointment to view our collections, please call first to confirm availability.
For reference assistance, please contact us by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within two business days.
- Phone: (312) 742-4455
The Northside Neighborhood History Collection highlights historical and contemporary materials about Northside neighborhoods.
Archival Collections has a list of all CPL collections and finding aids.
- (312) 742-4455
Areas of Interest
We have historical materials from several Chicago neighborhoods:
- Albany Park
- Edison Park
- Lake View
- Lincoln Square
- Logan Square
- North Center
- Norwood Park
- Portage Park
Using Northside Neighborhood History Collection
We welcome visitors by appointment.
Given the special nature of our materials, we ask you to conform to security and handling precautions:
- Complete a registration form and present valid photo ID before receiving materials.
- Use materials only in the Reading Room.
- Contact us in advance of your visit if you are interested in unprocessed collections.
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