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Oak Park Public Library

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This is a terrific library serving the Oak Park community. The collections serve many audiences... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent library and location

This is a beautiful library in a great location - grab a good book and sit on a park bench to enjoy... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific library serving the Oak Park community. The collections serve many audiences with a wonderful archive about local homes and prairie architecture. The librarians are super helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TerryL1462
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I love that the OPPL is close enough to my home that I can walk there. They have wonderful resources for all my needs and the atmosphere is usually great. It isn't all that great to be there after school lets out at 3:15pm so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This library has great kids section, really a big space, the whole ground floor and upstair is for the adult. There are some statues by the entrance. Love the statues of a boy with binoculars riding on a turtle with a rabbit outside the building....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a beautiful library in a great location - grab a good book and sit on a park bench to enjoy the outdoors while you read!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eminahan
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Oak Park Library is a great source for books, current magazines and papers, music CDs and Movies. They are part of the SWAN system and can get almost any book within a 98 library group, and they are adding more annually. You can reserve...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I love my public library. Their new policy of renewing books rather than levying fines is insightful. They have found that with this policy more folks use the library. The space is open, light filled with floor to ceiling windows that look out on Scoville...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Okay, I didn't even know you could review a library. I was here reviewing a local resto and Trip Advisor suggested a few other reviews I might be kind enough to provide. How can I say no to reviewing our library?? We LOVE this place....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank klynnkitto
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Trains, games, and playhouses fill the kids section as well as books and movies. We stayed for two happy hours!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine P
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

The best library in the area, it’s amazing what 40% of tax money can do. Four floors of books, artifacts and more. Just outside there’s a park to sit and read in and inside there are many places to hang out and read as well....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GriffinKelley
Reviewed November 19, 2017

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 numbers of homeless people in the library, but they have never bothered...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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