Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park

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  • Beautiful building and nice interiors. The services offered inside are also wonderful. Knowledgeable librarians with study rooms and comfy chairs make this a great community resource. There are...  more »
  • Outstanding Oak Park community resource. We visit often. There are so many opportunities for all ages to participate in activities. The librarians are quite helpful and friendly.  more »
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  • As a bibliophile and library lover, I love this place. Excellent collection, wonderful programming, of course has a "Hold" system that allows one to borrow any books (oops, I'm dating myself) BOOKS & OTHER MATERIALS from other area libraries, so if they don't have it on shelf, you can still get it. Really a model for what a library should be. It even has its own social workers, which is amazing, and a brilliant idea given that public libraries are one of the few places that welcome visibly low-income people. Or should welcome them. And where the homeless can go to sit out polar-vortex days and use a restroom. Now they can get actual on-site help and direction to resources for their underlying issues. Also enormous, and very spiffy and well-maintained, with helpful staff. Monitors by the elevators show the events/group meetings going on & where; and there are no stairs required to access the building or any of its collections.
  • Place looks good but there is more to it than that. On Sunday 8/4/19. I was in the quiet room. Had A Eveready battery charger plugging in on the side wall. I was there at the end of day 6pm. walked out forgot charger. Came 9am the next day, charger was gone from plug. Some teacher group for kids had taken the room prior to open of library, and had plugged something into location where I had charger. I ask them did they see anything they said if it ain't here it ain't here. Went directly to third floor desk, nothing there. Went to lost and found , lady there said she was there last night at closing and described charger to me and said it should be in lost and found location. however after a long wait {15 min. or more), another guy came out in a red security shirt and said they cant find it in lost and found and it may be in a security safe an the don't have the key, he took my ph# and said he would get back with me, which was a week ago and I have not heard a thing since. Long story short my charger was stolen by one of the library reps or one of the teacher reps. Either way I was robbed. Also, the place is always crowed by people who don;t live in the area, the thire floor is terrible, it needs provisions for people with laptops.
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