Chicago Public Library (CPL) officials in August closed the Richard J. Daley Library, located at 3400 S. Halsted St., for renovation. It will reopen “sometime in the fall, probably in November,” a CPL spokesperson told Gazette Chicago.
When completed and open to the public, the redone facility will feature a variety of improvements ranging from new hours to resources including faster book pickups and returns, video tutorials, and guidance provided by librarians when necessary.
Borrowers will receive an e-mail when materials are ready. Patrons can request e-books using library catalogues.
The Daley Library is located in CPL’s Central District and serves the Bridgeport, Chinatown, Canaryville, McKinley Park, and Bronzeville communities. It opened in February 1989.
While workers renovate the library, CPL recommends the public use libraries located nearby: Canaryville at 642 W. 43rd St., Chicago Bee at 3647 S. State St., Chinatown at 2100 S. Wentworth Ave., King at 3436 S. King Dr., and McKinley Park at 1915 W. 35th St.
The Chinatown Library is one of the few that has Sunday hours, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The City plans to have all its libraries, including the Daley Library, open on Sundays by the end of this year.
Patrons also are urged to utilize the Harold Washington Library Center at 400 S. State St., which is the largest library in the Chicago Public Library system. Call (312) 747-4300.
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