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Harold Washington Library

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Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 400 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60605
Phone: +1 312-747-4300

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The public library is a library located in the United States, and is famous in Chicago and Boston. In the center of Chicago, where State St (State St, or Bon Street) and Congrats Avenue ( Congress Pkwy ) intersect, there is a red building, the famous public library known in Chicago, the Harold Washington Library. Everyone can access the library during the opening hours to access materials, reading, Internet. Free Wi-Fi is available. Books are required to be lent out (local residents with their own documents). First floor: library reception center, audio-visual publications lending. Second floor: Children's reading room. Other floors, according to different categories. Foreign books, on the seventh floor. The foreign books here, including Chinese books, magazines. Walk north from the Washington Library (Stet Street, north-south through downtown Chicago, parallel to Michigan Avenue) and reach Macy's Department Store and the largest retail store in the United States specializing in discounted prices, T J Maxx. About 15 minutes walk north to the famous Chicago Theatre, 20 minutes walk north to the Chicago River and see the Trump Tower (both walking time, starting with the library). A good choice for a trip to Chicago, if you have the time, to rest and read in this library.

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At the Harold Washington Library Center visitors will find 756,000 square feet and 10 different levels. The Harold Washington Library Center was built in 1987. Its impressive collection of books is housed in a building of old-world architecture. A rooftop winter garden provides a nice retreat from the 13 million works housed below, while hosting the periodic special exhibition. The Guinness Book of Records acknowledges the library as being the largest public library building in the world.
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