Harold Washington Library:
The Chicago Public library was the absolutely incredible! My first thought upon entering was, where are the books? It looked more like an office building or museum than a library. This idea was also proved wrong when we were shown the rest of the facility. The library was, as Greta said, awe inspiring. I have never seen such a fantastic collection of knowledge. The fact that each subject needed its own floor was also quite interesting. What I found most fascinating was how much that the library had that wasn’t books. The art and historical collections, as well as all the multi-media facilities really surprised me. I also thought of libraries being a place for books, this was more like a museum and a library combined. As impressed as I was with this library it really intimidated me, and I don’t know if I would be brave enough to use it, unless I knew specifically what I was looking for. It was so big and there was so much to look at, it was too “business” like for me and not comfy cozy as one would expect a library to be.