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It's hard to resist the allure of a beautiful library—warm and solemn, their quiet spaces and towering shelves of books evoke a certain kind of transquilty, like afternoons spent absorbed in a novel. Luckily, Chicago is home to a number of premium libraries, from our robust public system to expansive archives housed within some of the best museums in Chicago. Whether you're in need of top-notch primary sources or are just looking for a suitable place to crank out a day's work, here are Chicago's most beautiful libraries.
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