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

New Service Available!

Schedule your One on One Appointment with a Librarian

In order to assist with more in-depth questions, patrons may request one on one appointments for reference, genealogy, eBook, or computer help. Appointment forms are available at the Adult Services and Computer Center desks or by calling the Adult Services desk at 708-422-4990 x500 to request an appointment. To access the online form, visit
Appointments are limited to one hour. There is no fee for this service. Please be as specific as possible when describing your topic. We are able to assist with research questions but cannot provide legal, medical, or tax advice.

Created by Shannon Kazmierczak on Feb 27th, 2018 @ 10:43 AM.
Updated on Feb 27th, 2018 @ 10:50 AM.