Read, Listen & Watch

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Books, movies & more

Search the catalog

Borrow from a selection of nearly 10 million titles from 90 area libraries. Search now »

Get library account & self-checkout apps

Get 24/7 mobile access to the library’s catalog with the SWAN Libraries app, and borrow items from anywhere in the library with the Meescan app on your mobile device. Download the apps »

Your digital library

Your digital library gives Oak Park cardholders anywhere, anytime access to two large groups of virtual content. Explore »

Stream & download

Get ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and music on your smart phone, tablet, or mobile device. Download the apps »


Search the library’s entire periodical collection. Explore now »


Access digital newspapers. See available publications »

Can’t find an item?

Having trouble finding an item in our catalog? Make a request »


Anti-Racism Resource Challenge

Join the new, self-guided program for intentional learning experiences for adults and high schoolers »

We Suggest

Find all the ways we suggest what to read, watch, and listen to next »

Browse custom-built lists

See our lists by topic or genre, custom built by Oak Park librarians »

Kids reading lists

Find loads of title lists by topic and genre »

Personalized recommendations

You tell us what you read and liked, we share recommendations »

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More collections

Art in the library

The library’s permanent art collection is curated to engage our multicultural community with works that are challenging, intriguing, and enduring. View the 30 works of art »

Local history

The library plays a critical role in archiving and supporting local history. Explore genealogy and archival resources »

Memory Kits

Memory kits are designed to be used to inspire conversation and build stronger connections with people experiencing memory loss. Learn more, place a hold »

Multicultural Collection

Thousands of items—artifacts, traditional clothing, games, books, posters, music, and films from around the world—can be checked out. Find great learning resources focused on diversity, world cultures »

Oak Park Creates

This unique and growing collection features books, movies, and music from local creators. Submit your work, check out the collection »

Oak Park Oral History Project

This new digital library initiative captures and shares local oral histories through an online collection. Listen, submit your own history »

Special Collections

These specific cultural and heritage collections reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park. Explore the collections »

Transgender Resource Collection

This unique collection  serves transgender people and everyone seeking information, including employers, medical providers, allies, friends, and family. Browse the collection »

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