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

Library Cards

Any resident of Oak Lawn 16 years of age or older can get a library card. If your photo ID has your Oak Lawn address on it that’s all you need! If your ID does not have your Oak Lawn address, you will need one of the following with your photo ID:

  • A utility bill
  • Motor vehicle registration card
  • Property transfer certificate, lease, or mortgage papers
  • Voter registration card
  • Senior citizen membership card, class schedule, Public Aid card, or medical aid ID card
  • Envelope with a postal change of address label and current postmark
  • Current magazine with mailing label
  • Pre-printed checks
  • Any pre-printed form of a current bill with name and address

Parents and legal guardians who wish to get a card for a minor under 16 must present proof of residency and sign the application acknowledging responsibility for library materials lent out to the minor.

Additionally, business and property owners may receive a library card. A business owner or officer may apply for a card by presenting proper identification and a current tax bill or a letter on the business’ stationery requesting such service, signed by a business owner or officer.  Only one card may be issued to a property or business owner and cards are good for one year.

Nonresidents may also purchase an Oak Lawn library card at a price determined annually by the Board of Trustees.

Please report all lost or stolen cards as soon as possible so that we may block the card and prevent anyone else from using it.

Click HERE to see the Library card  design choices.



Created by Nathan Hare on Apr 21st, 2017 @ 2:04 PM.
Updated on Jan 17th, 2020 @ 7:59 AM.