Data Privacy

The Oak Park Public Library is committed to protecting the privacy of all who use its services in compliance with Illinois state laws and professional standards related to the personal information of library users (see the library’s Confidentiality of Circulation Records Policy and Institutional Data Policy).

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Data privacy & third-party vendors

Oak Park Public Library uses third-party vendors to provide digital content, including ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, online resources, and more. Some of these vendors may collect and share the personally identifiable information (PII) you choose to provide them in order to use their services. You can choose not to use these third-party vendors.

The information that could be collected by third-party vendors may include:

  • When you register with the third-party vendor, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content
  • Internet address (IP address), search history, location-based data, and device information
  • Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, serving domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site
  • Other data as described in the vendor’s privacy policy and terms of use

The Oak Park Public Library’s Confidentiality of Circulation Records and Institutional Data policies do not apply to the third-party vendors we use. We suggest you review the privacy statements for individual third-party vendors to decide if you agree to their terms.

Digital Content/Resource NamePrivacy Statements for Third-Party Vendors
Academic Search CompleteEBSCO »
African American HeritageProQuest »
African American History OnlineInfobase »
American Indian History OnlineInfobase »
Ancestry Library EditionProQuest »
Article SearchSirsiDynix »
AtoZ Maps OnlineWorld Trade Press »
AtoZ World CultureWorld Trade Press »
Auto Repair SourceEBSCO »
BeanstackZoobean »
BiblioboardBiblioLabs »
Biography Reference BankEBSCO »
Booklist ReaderALA »
Brainfuse JobNowBrainfuse »
Brainfuse HelpNowBrainfuse »
Business Source PremierEBSCO »
CatalogSirsiDynix »
Check IllinoisRecord Information Services »
Consumer Health CompleteEBSCO »
Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports »
Consumers’ CheckbookConsumer’s Checkbook »
CreativebugCreativebug »
CultureGramsProQuest »
Enciclopedia Estudiantil HallazgosWorld Book »
ERICWorld Book »
FamilySearchFamilySearch »
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaEBSCO »
FlipsterEBSCO »
Gale in Context: BiographyCengage »
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryCengage »
Global Newsstream*ProQuest »
HeritageQuestProQuest »
Historical U.S. Major DailiesProQuest »
History Reference CenterEBSCO »
Hobbies & Crafts SourceEBSCO »
HooplaMidwest Tape»
Illinois Driver’s Education Test PreparationDMV Permit Test »
KanopyKanopy »
Legal Information SourceEBSCO »
LinkedIn Learning (formerly »
Literary Reference CenterEBSCO »
Mango LanguagesMango Languages »
MasterFILE CompleteEBSCO »
Media On Demand (Libby)OverDrive »
Meescan App (self-checkout app)Meescan »
Middle Search PlusEBSCO »
Morningstar Investment Research CenterMorningstar »
MUZZYGrowing Minds »
National Geographic KidsCengage »
The New York Times (full website access)The New York Times »
NewsBank Chicago*NewsBank »
Newspaper Source PlusEBSCO »
NewspaperARCHIVENewspaperARCHIVE »
NoveList K-8EBSCO »
Novelist PlusEBSCO »
OpenAthensJisc »
OrangeBoyOrangeBoy (PDF) »
PebbleGO & PebbleGO NextCapstone »
Points of View Reference CenterEBSCO »
PressbooksPressbooks »
PressReaderPressReader »
Primary SearchEBSCO »
Read It!EBSCO »
Record Information ServicesRecord Information Services »
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)Data Axle »
Regional Business NewsEBSCO »
Science Reference CenterEBSCO »
ScienceFlixScholastic »
Small Business SourceEBSCO »
Smiota (locker app)Smiota »
SWAN Libraries App (library account/self-checkout app)SirsiDynix »
TumbleBookLibraryTumbleBooks »
Value LineValue Line »
World Book DatabasesWorld Book »

*Global Newstream includes Barron’s, Bloomberg Wire Service, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Daily Beast, Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Herald, Dow Jones Institutional News, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Fresh Air (NPR), The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, i, The Independent, The London Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde [France], Muslim Journal, The New York Times (full-text article access), The New York Times Book Review, Le Parisien [France], PBS Newshour, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Politico, La Raza, Reforma, USA Today, The Sun, Telegraph, The Times, Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

NewsBank Chicago includes the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal of Oak Park.