Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

A to Z Resources

Alldata (inside library only)
Automotive repair
Ancestry (inside library only)
Genealogy / family history
TUTORIAL
Beanstack
Year-round reading program
TUTORIAL
Chicago Record Information Service
Public records
Chicago Tribune
1985 to current
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
1860 to 1984
Consumer Reports
Product ratings and reviews
TUTORIAL
Consumers' Checkbook
Reviews of local services
EBSCO Research Tools
Research database
Gale Virtual Reference
Literature resource
TUTORIAL
Heritage Quest
Genealogy / family history
Mango Languages
Learn a new language
TUTORIAL
Media on Demand
Ebooks and audiobooks
TUTORIAL
Morningstar
Investment data research and ratings
Novelist Plus
Reading resource
TUTORIAL
Proquest Historical Newspapers
Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, Indianapolis Star, NY Times, Wall Street Journal
ReferenceUSA
Business and residential information, job searching, small business resource
TUTORIAL
Southtown Star (Newsbank)
Newspaper archive
Valueline
Investment research on stocks and mutual funds
TUTORIAL
WorldCat Discovery
General research
TUTORIAL

Created by Natalie DeJonghe on Jul 11th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM.
Updated on Aug 22nd, 2019 @ 5:54 PM.