As long as you live in Oak Park, you can use your library card to check out materials from Oak Park Public Library’s collection and from the wider SWAN consortium. Your Oak Park Public Library card will no longer expire! Current Oak Park Public Library cardholders will have to renew their card one last time when their current card expires. All new cards issued since March 20, 2012 have no expiration date. Oak Park Public Library will confirm continued Oak Park residency of cardholders through an annual mailing.
Login to your account any time – no more expired card number. Use our self checkouts without being stopped by an expired library card. No more providing proof of your address every three years! “We’re very excited to eliminate an obstacle to using our public library,” states Lori Pulliam, Interim Customer Service Manager. “We aim for exceptional convenience at Oak Park Public Library.”
“Residency is a requirement for Oak Park Public Library cards because our funding is based almost entirely on property taxes,” continues Executive Director Deirdre Brennan. “We are very serious about good stewardship of these funds. Now we will do the work of verifying residency, rather than asking community members to do so. It will also improve our workflow to handle this once a year rather than on a daily basis.”
Use your Oak Park Public Library card to check out video games, ebooks, magazines, movies, CDs, books, and audiobooks for free!
To apply for an Oak Park Public Library card, visit the library to provide a drivers’ license or state ID and proof of Oak Park residency, such as a utility bill or other mail postmarked to your Oak Park address within the past three months. Or you may apply for a temporary library card online  to immediately place up to three holds on library materials and to access the library’s online resources. You will then have fourteen days to complete your library card registration by visiting the library with your photo ID and proof of residency.
Find more about Oak Park Public Library at http://oppl.org .