Computers

  • Use public desktop computers at all locations.
  • Main Library First Floor computers in Children’s Services are reserved for children through grade 8 and their caregivers.
  • Public computers offer Internet access and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Dedicated stations are available for individuals with visual impairments, and for children with special needs.
  • Don’t have an Oak Park Public Library Card? Get a card, or use a computer pass (available on site.)

WiFi

  • All library buildings offer free wireless using the "opplair" network.
  • In partnership with the Park District of Oak Park, right outside Main Library, WiFi extends into Scoville Park using the "scovillepark" network.
  • Bring wireless access home with you. Learn more about LiFi, your library mobile hotspot

Laptops

  • Adults and teens (13+) can check out laptops for on-site use, for up to two hours if no one else is waiting.
  • At the Main Library, kids in grades 4-8 can check out Internet-connected Chromebooks for on-site use. 
  • Checkout requires an Oak Park Public Library card with less than $5 in fines.
  • Laptops should never be left unattended, as cardholders are responsible for loss or damages.
  • Laptops feature free WiFi Internet access and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Save documents to a flash drive and use it to print directly from our copiers; black and white ($0.15 per page) or color printing ($0.25 per page) is available.

Copying

Copy machines are available at all three library locations. All of our copy machines make color copies, double-sided copies, and oversize copies (legal size and 11x17). 

Printing in the library

  • Black and white printing is available at all library locations.

Wireless printing from anywhere

  • Print a document or web page remotely, from wherever you are. Just choose where you want to pick up your document—either Main Library, Dole Branch, or Maze Branch—and upload your file. Print jobs must be picked up before the library closes for the day. Please note: Dole Branch is closed on Mondays, and Maze Branch is closed on Fridays. See all closings.

Print at Main Library      Print at Maze Branch      Print at Dole Branch

Scanning

You can scan documents or photos using the copy machines at all three library locations. There is no charge for scanning. You will need to save your scanned file to a FAT32-formatted flash drive. We sell preformatted 4GB flash drives for $8 at all library locations. You can’t email a scanned file from the copy machine.

Faxing

Local and long-distance faxing is available using the copy machine on the First floor of the Main Library. FedEx Office offers international faxing.

Prices

Copying and Printing

Black and white, regular size, 15¢ per side.
Black and white, oversize, 30¢ per side.

Scanning

No charge.

Faxing

50¢ per page.