Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, new businesses, and nonprofit organizations have access to spaces, training and events, subscription-based resources, and local community information.

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Bridget holding Work Optional

Get expert answers, local connections

Bridget is our Business and Government Services Librarian, and can help you find the resources you need as a business owner or entrepreneur. She also collaborates closely with librarians curating the collection for businesses and entrepreneurs, develops related programming, and cultivates community partnerships.

Get a library card, gain full access

Oak Park business owners, nonprofits, and employees can get a library card and gain full access to all the services and resources the public library offers. These cards have a one-year expiration from issue date but may be renewed by phone (call 708.383.8200).

  • Owners can apply with a lease or a tax bill and a current photo ID.
  • Employees can provide current proof of employment and contact information for the business or nonprofit owner (who will be responsible for any fees or lost materials).

Reserve a meeting space

Host your next meeting or event at the library. Reserve a room online, by phone, and when visiting a library service desk. Virtual meeting spaces are an option, too!

Access creative technology for free

Print a poster or banner, design a T-shirt logo for your business, record in our Audio Booth, access media editing software, and much more in our Creative Studio.

Check out these titles

Find titles recommended by the OPRF Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Affinity Group for summer 2022 below.

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Subscription-based resources available with your Oak Park card and PIN include:

Connect with community organizations

Find support from Oak Park-area organizations.