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

About Our Study Rooms



The Library has six group study rooms available from the Computer Center on the second floor. All rooms are equipped with a whiteboard or a chalkboard. Chalk and whiteboard markers are available from the Computer Center desk by request. Please return all chalk and markers to the desk when your session is over.

A quiet study area is also available for use by individuals. The quiet study area includes 8 study carrels with 2 seats each and 5 round tables.

Study rooms may be booked in person at the Computer Center desk, by phone at 708-422-4990, ext 540, or online at http://studyrooms.olpl.org . Reservations are available for a maximum of two hours per person per day and may be booked up to two days in advance. If multiple people within a group make a reservation, each reservation must be under a separate name and each person must check in with the Computer Center Desk at the start of their reservation time.

Rooms will only be held for 15 minutes past the reservation time. After 15 minutes reservations will canceled to open the room for other patrons. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, please call 708-422-4990, ext 540.

Covered drinks are allowed in the study rooms, but not eating. Please leave the room clean and free of trash. Please note that rooms are not soundproof, so it is important to keep conversations to a reasonable level.

Study Room 1 3-10 People Chalkboard
Study Room 2 3-8 People Whiteboard
Study Room 3 3-6 People Chalkboard
Study Room 4 2-4 People Whiteboard
Study Room 5 1-4 People Whiteboard
Study Room 6 1-4 People Chalkboard




Created by Natalie DeJonghe on Jun 6th, 2017 @ 10:25 AM.
Updated on Feb 20th, 2019 @ 6:01 PM.