Explore Cicero History

Chicagoland and Illinois History

Inkie.org offers free access to community collections on Chicagoland and Illinois history.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago contains history from libraries and museums around Chicago.

The Illinois Digital Archive contains historical photographs, newspapers, flyers, and more from other Illinois libraries.

The Library of Congress also offers access to some historical Chicago directories.



The Cicero Public Library offers access to Ancestry for all in the library. The library also offers access to the Chicago Tribune online archives for all in the library and remotely for Cicero Public Library cardholders. To access these resources, please visit our online resources.

The library also has microfilm for the following newspapers:

Suburban Leader
March 2, 1927 – November 28, 1929 (incomplete, some issues missing)

Cicero Life
January 18, 1933 – March 29, 2013

Spotlight on CPL Offerings

Museum Passes & Outdoor Fun


Voter Learning Center

voter learning center


ESL Learning Center

esl learning center


Student Learning Center

student learning center


Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays
Public computers shut down 30 minutes before closing

HORARIO: lun-jue 9am-8pm, vie 9am-5pm, sáb 10am-5pm, cerrado los domingos
Computadoras para el público se apagan 30 minutos antes de cerrar

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