Consumer Information

You will learn how to access Consumer Reports, Consumer Checkbook and newspaper articles using our online tools. We will also focus on how to find more consumer information on the Internet.


Finding Consumer Information

You will learn many pragmatic tips for online shopping in this video – for example, why you need to create a separate email account, and how unchecking the “Put me on the mailing list” option will help you avoid unsolicited email messages.  Plus, there are tips on how to use coupon codes effectively.

Online Resources

Interested in learning more? Use our online resources to assist you in finding ratings on various products. Enter your name, Oak Park Public Library card number, and the PIN (last four digits of your phone numbers) to access these online tools.


Get high quality services and products at the best possible prices by using our Consumers' Checkbook.You can use it in the Oak Park Public Library only.  

Do you want to order a part for your old sewing machine and need comany's contact information? Or, do you want to look up at freind's phone number who moved to another state? Well, ReferenceUSA is the perfect online tool for you.  




    Recommended Websites

    Goverment agencies provide information on food safety related topics.

    You will find information on consumer health and drugs.

    Checkout Transportation and Security Administration site to fnd out which food or other items you can or can't take on the plane.



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