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Oak Park residents

Age 18 years or older: Bring in a current photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport) and proof of Oak Park residency (utility bill or recently postmarked mail) to any library location. These cards never expire.

Younger than age 18: Babies, toddlers and kids can get a card when they visit the library with a parent or guardian who brings a current photo ID and proof of Oak Park residency. That parent or guardian signs the child’s application. These cards never expire.

High school students: Download, print and fill out this PDF, have it signed by a parent/guardian. Then bring it and your high school student ID to any library location. These cards never expire.

Oak Park educators

All Oak Park teachers, teaching assistants, and school staff can bring in a current photo ID and an Oak Park school employment ID. These cards have a one-year expiration from issue date but may be renewed. Call us at 708.383.8200.

Oak Park business owners, nonprofits, employees

Owners can apply in person with a lease or a tax bill and a current photo ID. Employees can provide current proof of employment and contact information for the business or nonprofit owner (who will be responsible for any fees or lost materials). These cards have a one-year expiration from issue date but may be renewed. Call us at 708.383.8200.

Not an Oak Park resident?

Just ask us at any library service desk or contact us now to learn more specific to your situation. For example:

  • You may already have borrowing privileges through your home library. We are a member of the SWAN consortium, which means you can borrow items in Oak Park! View a list of SWAN libraries »
  • Temporary address? We will work with you to ensure access to library services and resources.
  • You also may choose to purchase an Oak Park card for an annual fee of $434.48. 

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