Coronavirus and your library


At this time, all three buildings remain closed until Monday, May 4. That could change. Your digital library is always open, with patron support available. For continued updates, visit this page ( and the Village of Oak Park ( Latest news Gov. JB Pritzker extends ‘shelter in place’ order for Illinois until May 4. From the … Read more

Building closure FAQs

Patron on device

We are here for you, and we are in this together As we respond to the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials around the COVID-19 virus, we want to make sure you have the latest information about your library, too. Since updates and best practices are ever-evolving, please visit and the library’s social … Read more

Local business and COVID-19

Person shopping with medical mask on

On Friday, March 20, Governor J. B. Pritzker issued an executive order for all Illinois residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, except to conduct essential activities and business. You may be wondering: Which restaurants are still open? How can I support my favorite local businesses? What businesses and activities are considered … Read more

Request for Proposal for Wireless Access Points and IDFs Switches

Wireless Access Point

Date Issued: Monday, March 16, 2020Proposals Due: Friday, April 3, 2020, 5 pm CSTOpening and Recording: Tuesday, April 8, 2020, at 9 am CST, Main Library, Conference Room The Oak Park Public Library is requesting proposals for Wireless Access Points and IDFs Switches replacement for the Main Library. Please refer to this PDF » All questions regarding this … Read more

Better Lake Street & access to your library

Lake Street detour

Better Lake Street, the Village of Oak Park’s nearly year-long improvement project to renew, reconstruct, and resurface a primary thoroughfare near the Main Library, began March 2. It promises new concrete and asphalt roadway surfaces, replacement and restoration of water and sewer mains nearing the end of their useful service lives, and new streetscapes. MARCH 6 … Read more

Thank you, Dontaná and Jenna!

Librarians Jenna and Dontaná with books

As your (very proud) public library, we’re thrilled to share the words of two Oak Park librarians who recently served on prestigious American Library Association committees, one related to children’s literature and the other to LGBTQ+ literature. Here’s a little bit more about those meaningful experiences. Jenna: Newbery Medal ‘We…were willing to change our thoughts … Read more

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