Oak Park’s Public Library system has full compliment of resources and services to offer to the Oak Park community.
Not only can you, as an Oak Park resident, receive a library card which gives you access to a huge array of books you can also borrow music, movies, games, magazines, journals, and newspapers in both hard copy and digital formats. Plus the recently added Kanopy streaming service allows Oak Park library patrons the ability to stream, for free, a variety of feature films, documentaries, and educational videos.
Need a place to meet? Group study rooms are reservable for free and meeting rooms are available to rent, unless you are a not-for-profit organization, then they are free as well. Computers, laptops, wireless connections, printing, scanning, faxing and copying services are all available to ensure your meeting or project will be supported for success.
Want to brush up on your business skills? Video tutorials on software, web design, business management, financial literacy, job/career guidance, social networking, etc. are all available through the libraries Lynda services, and all for free as well! You only need to register.
Museum passes are another library perk that often goes unheard of – passes may be borrowed and used at participating destinations such as Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, Chicago Botanic Garden, Bronzeville Children’s Museum, and LegoLand Discovery Center, to name a few.
Do you need a document notarized? Well the library even provides a notary, free of charge, at each of its’ branches – you just need to double check the dates and times the notary is scheduled at each location and make an appointment.
The library offers a calendar of events and classes that reaches out to any and everyone – from book clubs to podcast recording sessions, from basic internet how to to job skills workshops, from improv for kides to SAT prep study groups and that only scratches the surface!
Take some time to explore the Oak Park Public Libraries Main, Maze & Dole branches – there are so many resources right in your own backyard! And as of this summer, they are fine free too!