Northside Neighborhood History Collection

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.

Contact Us


  • Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Additional hours by appointment

Areas of Interest

We have historical materials from several Chicago neighborhoods:

  • Albany Park
  • Belmont-Cragin
  • Edison Park
  • Lake View
  • Lincoln Square
  • Logan Square
  • Mayfair
  • North Center
  • Norwood Park
  • Portage Park

Using Northside Neighborhood History Collection

We welcome visitors during our open hours and by appointment. We offer research orientation sessions by appointment for instructors and classes.

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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