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There are almost 80 library branches located throughout the city of Chicago that are part of The Chicago Public Library system. These locations, along with their contact information can be seen at this Map of Library Branch Locations. Admission to any of the library locations if free, as is getting a library card. Library cards are required to check out books, and a valid form of ID is required to get a library card.
The Bookmobile is a service that is aimed to benefit the disabled, hospitalized, mentally challenged, and elderly. Every week, the Public Library’s two bookmobiles make their rounds to various hospitals, old folk homes, health clinics and literacy centers. The bookmobile stocks a limited variety of fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and foreign language books. Titles are changed periodically.
Most libraries have a number of computers with internet available by a first-come first-serve basis. Many facilities also have conference rooms that can be checked out by small groups of people. Check out the Meeting Room Policy page for more information.The Chicago Public Library sponsors many events throughout the year at a number of its facilities. For more information, check out this Current Events and Programs page.