Your visit

Locations & hours

Get details on directions, parking, scheduled building closure dates, and item returns. See locations & hours »


All library buildings are accessible and ADA compliant. The Main Library offers elevator access from its underground garage. Learn about accessibility »

Meet our staff

We follow a librarians of practice model. Each librarian gears their talents for research, relationship-building, and local expertise around a specific topic which informs how librarians select and maintain collections, develop programming, and cultivate community partnerships. Meet our staff »

Your library

Why we turn outward

Community is at the heart of all we do, so we embrace an intentional process for listening to and learning about our community. Learn more about the Harwood practice »

News & stories

We exist to empower every voice in our community, and we share the information, services, and opportunities to fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Tell us your library story »

Ways we collaborate

We work often with our local government peers and nonprofits. See examples of how together, we’re building community »


The library sustains, shares, and respects community resources, including the natural environment. Learn more about environmental initiatives like our Main Library Green Roof and its two honeybee colonies »

Why libraries

Wonder what communities would be like without public libraries? Learn more about the public good that libraries provide »

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Policies, trustees, budget

Library policies »

Data privacy »

Board of Library Trustees »

Library budget »

Mission, vision, strategic plan

Guiding statements

These external statements help define and guide our everyday work.

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