Now available: 7,000+ digital magazines & newspapers from around the world

Covers and front pages of Newsweek, Vogue, Variety, TIME, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and The Guardian

Access much more global digital news and entertainment content with three new online resources! From anywhere at anytime, Oak Park cardholders can log in to read popular digital magazines such as TIME, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Chicago Magazine, and newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and The Guardian, as well … Read more

When we’re closed, these warming centers are open

Close-up of snowflake

In an effort to proactively inform all about where to find shelter during severe weather, this information is now posted at all library front entrances and has been shared for posting with members of the Oak Park Homeless Coalition. As a reminder, the library is a defacto warming center, meaning we organically serve as one during library open hours … Read more

Replica Benin bronzes on display at Main Library

Sculptures on pedestals in front of bookshelves

Six replica Benin bronzes are now on display on the Main Library’s third floor, with three more coming soon. Part of the library’s Multicultural Collection, these replicas can spark important conversations about pre-colonial African culture and the repatriation of cultural heritage artifacts. The original Benin bronzes, from the Kingdom of Benin in what is now … Read more

Featured artist: Chris Ware

Book cover of Chris Ware's Rusty Brown

Celebrated artist, author, former Oak Parker and School of the Art Institute alum Chris Ware has a new book out, Rusty Brown. Here’s what Slate and The New York Times Book Review had to say about it. And coincidentally, a Rusty Brown comic strip is one of the three Chris Ware pieces owned and displayed on the third floor of … Read more

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