Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park

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  • Love that they auto-renew books now and don’t charge late fees.. Pretty building and well supplied and funded with the very high property taxes in Oak Park. Some people complain about the large number...  more »
  • I find myself at the Oak Park library at least once a month. I am either with the grandkids, attending a SCBWI meeting or just looking for books for myself. The staff is always helpful.  more »
  • It is a very complete library and its building is beautiful, you can visit without problems. It is a place where the elderly volunteers are working
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  • This was a very beautiful library, the architecture is beautiful. The stairwell is made of glass panels with wonderful writing on it. The lightning Is glorious, even the wood paneling on the fittest floor is outstanding. I would advice everyone to take a tour in your first visit. Even the view out of the windows are nice.
  • Best public library in this state I've been so far, very quiet and condusive for studying
  • The only reason this place does not get a 5 Star Review is the folks talking from time to time and the folks that use their phone's in the Study areas. Outside of these 2 issues. I Love the place. I never realized how much I enjoy studying or reading in a library. Lets thank the Arabs for introducing the concept of a Library to the world. Or should I say the Muslims. Google it.
  • Always a good place to sit. Clean. No more late fees. Great people.
  • They really should call this the Oak Park Social Club with Books instead of a library. It is very nice for that purpose, but for a library, it is simply too loud. I agree with the other posters that this place is simply too loud for studying. People walk into the quiet areas to have phone conversations or round-table discussions or eat meals. The silent room is often full of people listening to music or watching movies on their laptops who can’t hear the noise they’re making. I tried to study for the LSAT here, and I ended up finding more peace and quiet in a coffee shop. The staff is largely unhelpful and unwilling to enforce quiet. I suggest just going in, borrowing your books, and taking them home.
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