Northside Neighborhood History Collection

Available by Appointment Only

Request an appointment to visit CPL's special collections and archives.

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.

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About Us

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.

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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
  • Rogers Park
  • West Ridge

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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