Summer 2024

  • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday


Date Closed For
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth Holiday
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday

Fall 2024

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday
  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Noon-8:00 p.m. Sunday


Date Closed For
Monday, Sep. 2 Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Election Day Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 28 - Friday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Holiday


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.