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This beautiful main branch of Chicago's Public Library system opened in 1991. Built in Neoclassical style with high columns and vaulted ceilings, the building soars 10 stories and is capped by a majestic Winter Garden. The collection includes...  Read More




Educate yourself about Jewish heritage at Spertus, which offers a glimpse into the culture of the Jewish people. It chronicles more than 5,000 years of history and includes objects like textiles, coins, sculpture, and paintings. A 400-seat...  Read More


Newberry Library


Newberry Library is a research facility that houses rare books, maps, and manuscripts. The collection centers around the humanities and features items relating to civilizations in Western Europe and the Americas. Specialty departments include...  Read More


Ukrainian National Museum


Intent on preserving the culture and heritage of the Ukrainian people, this museum proudly displays over 1140 items, including artifacts, folk art, agricultural tools, musical instruments, trophies, and more. The museum also houses a library with over 16,320 titles.


Read/Write Library


Anyone can walk into a library and peruse the selection of Stephen King novellas, but what about locating back issues of the now defunct 'zine "Punk Planet"? The library's mission is "to create a location-specific archive of self- and small...  Read More


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