Summer 2022

Regular CCICS Library hours:

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday
  • Closed Sunday


The CCICS Library will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 21. It will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.


Closed For

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

Monday, June 20

Juneteenth Holiday

Monday, July 4

Independence Day

Friday, Aug.12

Library All-Staff Meeting Day


Located in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, the CCICS Library 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.

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.