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Harold Washington Library

Coordinates: 41°52′35″N 87°37′42″W / 41.87632°N 87.628219°W / 41.87632; -87.628219
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Harold Washington Library Center
General information
Architectural stylePostmodernism
Address400 S. State Street
Town or cityChicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°52′35″N 87°37′42″W / 41.87632°N 87.628219°W / 41.87632; -87.628219
CompletedOctober 7, 1991
ClientChicago Public Library
Design and construction
ArchitectHammond, Beeby and Babka

The Harold Washington Library Center is the central library for the Chicago Public Library System. It is located just south of the Loop 'L', at 400 S. State Street in Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois.

It is a full-service library and ADA (people with disabilities) can access the library. As with all libraries in the Chicago Public Library system, it has free wifi internet service. The building contains has756,000 square feet (70,200 m2) of space.[1]

The total square footage is about 972,000 square feet (90,300 m2) including the rooftop garden penthouse, according to the Zoning department of the city of Chicago.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Harold Washington (Chicago Public Library), Chicago, IL"[permanent dead link] on Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource
  2. "City of Chicago:Zoning Website".