Chicago Public Library

public library system in Illinois

The Chicago Public Library (CPL) is the public library system that serves the City of Chicago in the U.S. state of Illinois. It has over 80 libraries in the city.[1] The system was made in 1873.

Chicago Public Library
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LocationChicago, Illinois, United States
Size5,721,334 volumes (July 2010, ALA data)
Access and use
Circulation10 million
Population served2.8 million
Other information
DirectorBrian A. Bannon


  1. "Annual Report for 2010 Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine," Chicago Public Library.

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