Founded in 1902, Oak Park Public Library’s mission is to empower and engage its community with opportunities for lifelong learning and enjoyment. The 5-Star Library serves 50,000 Oak Park, Illinois residents and, as a member of Illinois’ SWAN consortium, gives cardholders access to more than 1 million titles for checkout. At three physical locations, the library offers fiction and nonfiction titles, audiobooks, ereaders, movies, music, video games, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and local history and author information. Through its website and custom app, the library provides a 24-hour librarian reference service, ebooks, digital movies and music, online subscriptions, continuing education courses, digital archives and more. The Main Library also is known for its impressive collection of permanent artwork, including pieces by local artists. Learn more about the library's mission, vision and goals.