Region 5 Library Services

Contact Information

We are located at:
16th Floor, Metcalfe Building
77 West Jackson Blvd. (PL-16J)
Chicago, IL 60604

We can be contacted at:
Phone: (312) 886-6822
Fax: (312) 886-1492
E-Mail: library.r05@epa.gov

Mailing Address:
EPA Region 5 Library
77 West Jackson Blvd. (PL-16J)
Chicago, IL 60604

Hours of Operation
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
Closed on federal holidays. Public: Please call ahead to ensure the solo librarian is available.

Services include reference/research assistance and interlibrary loan/document delivery. Core library services and local collections are supported and supplemented by additional services provided by the Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center Library in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Borrowing Policy

Borrowing privileges are generally limited to EPA staff and other libraries.

The Region 5 Library does not circulate materials directly to individuals. However, the public is welcome to visit the library and use library materials onsite. The Librarian is available to answer questions.

Members of the public or students wishing to borrow materials and unable to visit should contact their local public, school, or university library and ask for an Interlibrary Loan. To locate EPA library materials, you can search the EPA National Library Catalog, EPA Libraries' online catalog. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail.

Information For Other Libraries: We freely share materials with other libraries in North America via the OCLC Interlibrary Loan system. Our OCLC symbol is ELA and we are members of FEDLINK (Federal Libraries and Information Centers) and LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing). For libraries that do not have OCLC access, please contact the Librarian at (312) 886-6822 or library.r05@epa.gov for alternate methods.

Many library services are available electronically for the public.  EPA employees have additional on-line resources (such as journals and other periodicals) available via Desktop Library Services.