“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
The Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library is somewhat of a stronghold downtown but it also holds a surprise, one you can’t see when you walk by, and may not have thought possible.
The ninth floor atrium of the library is a winter garden. The roof of the garden is made up of 52 pieces of glass, allowing in plenty of natural light and making this room a highlight of the interior architecture, and, of course, doing wonders for the plants within. There’s no need for artificial light for them! Covered drinks are allowed inside, making it a perfect spot to settle in with a favorite drink and spend some time reading, working, or simply thinking. Free, strong Wi-Fi facilitates allows you to make this hidden treasure your new favorite workspace.
There is no need to make a reservation or any special preparations to see the garden, but on occasion, its intimacy and beauty are on reserve, as it is closed for a private event. Otherwise, it is open during the same hours as the rest of the library: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday-Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday.