Easy-to-browse, easy-to-borrow new and popular materials

You asked for shorter wait times and more availability of new and popular fiction. We've responded by creating Hot Picks, new in-the-library displays dedicated to new and popular adult fiction, nonfiction, and DVDs. The goal of Hot Picks is to improve your access to trending books and movies, and enhance your browsing experience while at the library.

To ensure there are more copies of what's new and popular on the shelves, we have changed how we catalog certain portions of new library materials. These changes also mean no one can place holds on a portion of specially tagged new items. Items will have the same checkout limits as other Oak Park materials, but will not be renewable.

Find Hot Picks in the new materials sections at all three libraries. Books have a large red dot on the spine, cannot be put on hold, are non-renewable, and have standard checkout periods (three weeks for books and one week for DVDs).

For more information, and for recommendations on what we should include or order, make a request now.