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Your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN give you access to the online resources listed here.



National Geographic Kids logo

New! National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse help topics »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

NewsBank Chicago »

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.

Newspaper Source Plus »

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.

NewspaperARCHIVE »

Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

NoveList K-8 Plus »

Fiction and nonfiction book lists for children, award-winning titles, and books by grade-level or Lexile score.

NoveList Plus »

Book reviews, annotations, read-alikes, discussion guides, and book lists for fiction and nonfiction readers.

The New York Times Logo

The New York Times: full website access (from any Oak Park library location or from another location) & full-text article access: current (1980-present), online (2015-present) & historical with index (1851-2016)

Full website access details & instructions

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access

  1. First-time users must create an account with The New York Times.
  2. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google or Facebook account.
  3. Inside the library: enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or any device connected to the library’s Wifi.
    Outside the library: request an instant digital access code to get 72 hours of full, off-site access. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.
  4. Questions? Contact us »

The New York Times Book Review: current (1988-present)

Current full-text issues of The New York Times Book Review. Read the latest issue »

The New York Times Magazine: current (1997-present)

Current full-text issues of The New York Times Magazine. Read the latest issue »

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