801 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60607
Third floor, south end
10am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays during the school year
The Richard J. Daley Special Collections Department houses collections of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs. The rare book collection includes books of permanent, historic, and research interest focusing primarily on the history of Chicago. The manuscript holdings consist of records of individuals and organizations important to the history of Chicago. Images of these individuals, organizations, and Chicago form the core of the photographs and digital images collection.
Please get in touch with us. We would love to hear about your research topic, help you find materials in our collections, or give you some tips about how to get started.
When you are ready to come for a visit it is a good idea to make an appointment so we can be ready for you.