Chicago Public Library Offers Bookmobile in University Parking Lot

Chicago Public Library Bookmobile

Temporary library located at 5151 N. Kimball Ave.

CHICAGO (August 13, 2013) — The City of Chicago is now offering public library services to the Albany Park neighborhood through a temporary bookmobile located in North Park University’s parking lot at 5151 North Kimball Avenue. The Albany Park branch of the Chicago Public Library is being rebuilt, scheduled to open in 2014. “The bookmobile will provide residents with essential library services right in their neighborhood until the completion of the new Albany Park library,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a press release. Updated progress and details about this project are available from the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

The bookmobile will offer a small selection of books for all ages, including bestsellers, and will also allow patrons to pick up holds of requested books from other library branches. It will operate on a limited schedule:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00–7:00 pm
  • Friday, Sunday: Closed

Nearby library branches—Budlong Woods, Independence, Mayfair, Sulzer Regional Library, and others—continue to offer full library services. Full details are available from the Chicago Public Library.

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