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- Top 10 Things to Do at Harold Washington Library Center
- Exhibits Featuring Chicago History and Local Artists
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library is closed for renovations. We anticipate re-opening in early summer. To continue to serve you, we'll have a selection of children’s materials in the Popular Library on the 1st floor starting November 13.
- HWLC Building Directory: A floor-by-floor guide to Harold Washington Library Center.
- Parking Near HWLC: Parking facilities within convenient walking distance of Harold Washington Library Center.
Request a Tour
Tours of Harold Washington Library Center generally last 30 to 90 minutes and are customized to meet each group's needs.
Request a tour of HWLC: Fill out this form to schedule a visit for high school-age teens, college students and community organizations.
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library is closed for renovations, and we are not taking requests for field trips. We anticipate re-opening in early summer.
An in-depth tour of YOUmedia can be arranged separately.