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Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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chicago, illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Out-of-towners probably aren't going to put this on their list for a visit. However, any resident is a fool not to use this facility. Having moved out-of-state and into a public library system that can't even compare, the OP Library has a plethora of offerings. I always found every book I needed. DVD and CD collection may not be the... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a good place to take kids for a visit. things for them to do. a very pleasant building on the main road. computers available.

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Chicago, IL - Western Suburbs
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Sad but true, homeless people milling about the front of the building smoking and loitering for hours. They use the bathroom facilities for showering and the like. I would not send a child into the bathroom alone here. Homelessness is invariably a product of mental illness and putting these poor folks on the streets to fend for themselves is a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The absolute perfect place to study on the upper levels with soundproof rooms you can book for intensive finals studying. Because of their great, open spaces and free wifi, I was able to study for my GREs nonstop for over 4 hours. Lovely view of the park from the east facing windows. Book collection is extensive and with inter-library connection... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited Frank Wright Home and Ernest Hemingway Museum and returning to train station we found this beautiful place. We could take pictures and watched a place with children playing.

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Oak Park, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Oak Park Public Library is so nice, so clean, and has such a nice selection that it's almost hard to believe it's a public library. Generally, government is never as good as private, and in the case of libraries, I've always found book stores better equipped to the task. Since moving to Oak Park however, I've begun going there for... More

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Oak Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good selection, very helpful staff, beautiful building with many multi-use sections, across from lovely park. A real asset to the community.

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Oak Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What a beautiful library buliding with its huge windows overlooking Scoville Park. The Oak Park library staff is amazing. They are so helpful and will always go the extra mile without asking.

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Toronto, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I happened to be in Oak Park and decided to come to library to find the way out of Chicago to go to Kentucky. I suddenly realized how the Greyhound system worked while there and the staff are nice. As a visitor, not even an American citizen, I was able to use the computer at no cost. One man who... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

They have a lot more than just books at this library. You can learn software use thru classes, they have musical presentations, they have DVD's, CD's, books and magazines of all types, and study and meeting areas. If you are unable to come to the library due to age related problems, they will bring you books if you ask, and... More

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