Bright & Colorful Library In a Former Bar

Chicago | West Town
Starting From$150per hour
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99 Max

Hosted by Nell

I'm the executive director of Chicago's independent, experimental library. We've designed our space to feel bright and welcoming for the visitors, field trips and workshop attendees who drop in during our open hours and encourage folks to curl up on the leather sofa in front of the fireplace with an unusual book. When we're closed, all the charm, turquoise walls, antique rugs, 16ft ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling old school industrial windows (plus our deck) are yours to enjoy.
Member since Apr '17
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The Space

This space is an independent, experimental library located in Chicago's vibrant Humboldt Park neighborhood and the only library of its kind in the world. Housed in a former neighborhood bar in a 100+ year old blonde brick Victorian, the library has two rooms: the reading room (600sq ft) and the exhibition room (1,000sq ft). Each room has exposed brick with colorful accent walls and exposed timber ceilings for an eclectic/industrial feel. The reading room also contains a fireplace and over 5,000 books, magazines, and community newspapers creating a unique library backdrop. Furnishings in both space are flexible and can move, fold, or stack to get out of the way. Both spaces are on the ground floor and wheelchair (or heavy equipment) accessible. We have two restrooms as well as a catering-compliant kitchenette. Our space has been called “cozy and welcoming” by The Reader, and can easily accommodate corporate retreats, meetings, readings, performances, parties, meetups & more. It's also an ideal backdrop for film and television projects and even intimate weddings.

99 guests max  |  1st floor  |  1600 sq. feet  |  Event Space  |  2 Bathrooms
99 guests
Cocktail/Standing
50 guests
Banquet
80 guests
Theatre
50 guests
Classroom
60 guests
Boardroom

Availability

Mon
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Pricing

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$150
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$1200
Daily (starting from)
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Hours outside of what we've posted are available for an additional $25/hour and subject to host approval. Cleaning is an additional flat $250 fee, unless you commit to cleaning and returning the space to its original condition. If you commit to cleaning and do not, the cleaning fee will be $400. We offer discounts to other non-profits and community groups, so please feel free to inquire. All funds raised from our rental support our non-profit library's programs.

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Private Entrance
Breakout Rooms
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Heat
Stage
Large table
Whiteboard
Sound System
Wifi
Projector and Screen / TV
Tableware
Conference Phone
Sink
Green Screen
Grill
Photography Lighting
Power Tie-in

Accessibility

Delivery access
Parking near by
Stairs
Street level
Wheelchair / handicapped accessible
Elevator
Freight elevator
Garage Door
On-site parking

Space Rules

No alcohol (selling)
No cooking
No smoking
No open flame
No Late night parties

Services

A/V
Furniture rental
Bathroom attendant
Beverage
Cleaning
Coat check
Event manager
Food
Lighting system
Photography
Security crew
Trash removal

Photos and Tags

Natural Light
Bare Walls
Plants
Garden
High Ceiling
Modern Bathroom
Open Kitchen
Dining Table
Fireplace
Exposed Brick
Large Windows
Props
Wood Beams
Library
Art
Deck/Patio
Whimsical
Intimate
Industrial

Location

Cancellation & Security Deposit

Cancellation policy: Moderate 

Full refund up to 5 days prior to event, except processing fees

Security deposit: Not required 
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