Chicago Libraries closed Wednesday and new online access


All branches of the Chicago Public Library, including the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries, will be closed on Wed., May 7. But their new website is open 24/7.

Staff will be attending an annual Institute Day sponsored by the Library Foundation. Their informational sessions this year will include a session on the new library website.

New site registration screen

To use the services on the new site for such things as ebooks, videos and services the user must register. First grab your Library Card then go to the website and click login.
Enter your card number then your zip code and the the site will walk you through completing your registration.
This link will give you access to features such as:
  • Choosing your own username and PIN
  • Seeing your place in line for holds requests
  • Keeping a list of titles you want to check out in the future
  • Keeping a list of everything you’ve read
  • Reading reviews by other patrons—and write your own!
  • Downloading magazines with Zinio
  • Streaming movies with Hoopla
This new website was made possible by a $1 million investment by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.


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