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Oak Park Public Library

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Address: 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1398
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+1 708-383-8200
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13:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Modern yet familiar feel

Newish library, plenty of open space so you don't feel confined but still retains a somewhat tradional library ambience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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River Forest
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newish library, plenty of open space so you don't feel confined but still retains a somewhat tradional library ambience.

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Thank papermomo
Oak Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love going to this library. I have used for just reading, but also I have to do a video interview for a job application. I used one of their lap tops and a conference room. It was the perfect setting. I did not get the position. United's lost.

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Thank G S
South Pole
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I like the place, but a while ago they found a dead body in the bathrooms. That scared me from coming there for a while. However the children's section is really good for little kids, because they have a TON of picture books and crafts.

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Thank janiedoe839
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice and quiet, very comfortable, good lighting, great view of Scoville Park. Endless resources, and a great photo and art exhibit to boot.

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Barboursville, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Large, lovely building that is easily accessible with a very large selection of books. Easy to spend lots of time therem

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Thank DJWard
Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I appreciate the attached garage parking very much, it's very convenient in bad weather. There is a nice area with tables behind the circulation desk, good place to meet up or study.

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Thank HollyGoLightly046
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids and grandparent. Lots of books, reading areas and even a mini golf area. Friendly helpers.

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Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

OPPL is a gold mine. Great place to relax and browse the thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs. They have a whole section (almost the whole floor) dedicated to children materials. You can use the private meeting rooms and or sit by the fire in their reading room. They even have a private room dedicated to Ernest Hemingway! (He was... More 

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Thank jerry h
Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice settings, modern open and bright. Plenty of space to read or meet. Very nice variety of books, magazines and reference material very centrally located.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

3 floors of books and art. Great family area on the first floor with good kid books and reading areas. I love the promotional reading challenges they do in the summer. So many great places to read also. It is a beautiful building and an excellent local library.

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