Located in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, The Ronald Williams Library at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) includes significant holdings in the social sciences and the humanities, particularly as they document, relate and present the African and African-American experience. Collections include circulating items, selected monographs on reserve, reference and periodical literature.

Questions: Contact the CCICS Library at (773) 256-2134.


The regular hours for the Spring 2020 semester are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday, CLOSED

Exceptions to the regular hours are listed below.

Jan. 20

  • CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 12

  • CLOSED for Lincoln's Birthday


The Library is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at 700 East Oakwood Boulevard in Chicago.