Photo of The Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library

The Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center

401 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605
Enter the library from Plymouth Court, on the west side of the building

Driving Directions

Driving Alert
Because of the corporate challenge race, there will be street closings in Grant Park on Thursday, May 25. After 6:30 PM, you must exit from Lake Shore Drive on Grand Avenue (coming from the north); take Grand to State and turn south on State Street to the Harold Washington Library.  Drivers from the west should not be affected.  

See “Street Closures/Traffic Information” on this page.


Paid lots in the area include these:
∙313 S. Wabash (corner of Jackson & Wabash): Approx. $10
∙651 S. State (between Balbo & Harrison): Approx. $14
∙524 S. Wabash (corner of Harrison & Wabash): Approx. $17
∙410 S. Wabash (corner of Wabash & Van Buren): Approx. $14
More parking options near the library

Public Transit

Take the CTA Brown, Orange, Pink or Purple line to the Library station, immediately north of the library.
From the Red or Blue lines, exit at Jackson and walk one block south to the library.

For Metra trains, the library is located three blocks east of the LaSalle Street Metra Station, and an easy taxi ride from Ogilvie or Union Station.


The library is fully accessible.