Chicago Public Library - Austin

5615 W. Race
Chicago, IL 60664

(312) 746-5038


Austin Branch, an impressive building featuring decorative columns and moldings, was renovated between 1979 and 1981. It is named after developer Henry W. Austin who in 1865 created a 280-acre subdivision of Cicero Township. A public library, designed by architect Alfred S. Alschuler, was first opened and dedicated to Henry W. Austin in 1929.

Place Information

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Chicago Public Library - Austin: From the Parents


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