Visit Chicago--Virtually

Chicago: City of the Century containerChicago is just about 135 miles away, whether you go by car, bus, or Amtrak. Great food, great people, fabulous architectural scenery.

But if you can’t escape to the Windy City, take a virtual visit--courtesy of The Urbana Free Library nonfiction DVD collection!

Absorb the flavors of the history, the atmosphere, the quirky denizens, and various sightseeing opportunities. They all blend together to make Chicago a unique destination and historical landmark.

Follow this link to get a taste of the different Chicago-oriented documentaries our library can offer you.

Sample some of the new arrivals below. (Double-click for full screen.)

Chicago's True Nature: the Forest Preserves of Cook County
DVD / 917.7311 / CHI

Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan
Adult Department copy on order
Children's Department jDVD / 940.544 / HER

Need some help finding Chicago titles or placing holds? The Adult Services staff members are happy to help. Find us at The Spitze Reference Desk or contact us by phone (217-367-4405) or email (