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Address: 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-383-8200
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lavish Library!

I don't get to this remarkable library as often as I would like and it is a great destination for the avid reader who wants great service and a broad collection in a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago IL
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Chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't get to this remarkable library as often as I would like and it is a great destination for the avid reader who wants great service and a broad collection in a beautiful setting. Convenient parking nearby.

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is a great place to spend time. The staff is very friendly and very helpful!! Parking is a bit of a challenge depending on the day and time you go. There is 1 free hour in the parking garage.

Thank Elizabeth S
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Love the public library...it is more than a brick building--there is something all ages and the space is immense

Thank flamingoChicago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This library has grown over the years. If you have small children, go to the kids section. I lived on that floor as a child. We would listen to everything they had on the shelves. It also has Scoville Park at its front door.

Thank I_am_Lost_on_purpose
Oak Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

One of my favorite libraries! Great selection of books, movies, etc. and super friendly staff! Also, lots of nice cozy nooks to sit down with a book :)

Thank skart87
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The oak park library has to be the nicest library I have seen around Oak Park, Berwyn, or Cicero combined. I love going there after work and studying for a bit. Peace and quiet. :)

Thank Nayadanti V
Oak Park, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This library has had a total redo. It is the best! Kind of....The staff is beyond helpful and kind. Only prob is homeless people hang out there..... Have a wonderful movie section...but prob is, it makes no sense. Really should have it divided up into say: comedy, action, foreign... You really have to spend lots of time looking for what... More 

1 Thank lesleykeeley223
Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

... extraordinarily educational. Quiet, free wifi, free 2 hour parking. We've had the tour. We've had a private showing of the Hemingway/Wright artifacts. Incredible jewel that everyone should make their first stop in Oak Park. The art work, the architecture, it's all there and waiting. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and eager to show you around and tell you the... More 

1 Thank DivaLVegas
Gainesville FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE. This library is a gift to the folks of Oak Park. They make reading appealing again and despite the extensive collection their librarians can hone in a book that is just right for you. Plus I can access books online so mid winter when I am not keen on going out, the books come to me. Love... More 

1 Thank soccermom9
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In a residential area of only 3 miles by 1.5 miles, this library has 3 branches! Two of them are in residential areas. The hours are good, the staff is helpful, you can reserve and renew books online too, and have them get books from other libraries. They have something for everybody--not just kids. My wife gets the recorded books... More 

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