In-Person Services (masks required)

Small Meeting Room
Rooms may be reserved—online, by phone (by location), and at library service desks. Above, the Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Reserve a room online, by phone (by library location), and at library service desks

What’s new?

While the library’s meeting spaces policy remains unchanged, patrons have access to a new web-based room reservation system and events calendar. There are also updated use and payment procedures. (And remember, nonprofit organizations use spaces for free!)

Want to reserve a library space?

Before getting started, here are three big changes to note:

  • There is now one website to reserve in-person or virtual rooms.
  • Everyone needs a library card and library PIN to make a reservation for a meeting space. 
  • While in any library space, masks are required. In all in-person meeting spaces, enforcement will be the responsibility of the space renter, not library staff.
  • Questions? Ask us anything »

More about masks required

Expected this fall (pending any new COVID-19 restrictions)

  • Evening hours at Maze Branch and Dole Branch, beginning the week of October 4.
  • Inside programs, workshops, and classes for adults and teens (including events such as book discussions, one-on-one digital learning labs, and test proctoring) and in-person visits to special collections to return after Oak Park mask mandates are lifted.
  • Children’s indoor programming to return after kids under 12 can be vaccinated.
  • Rotating exhibits in the second floor Art Gallery to return later this year.

‘But I have more questions now!’

  • Visit » (responses are shared via email within 24 hours)
  • Call 708.383.8200 and leave a message; we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Use our live chat service. Start a session by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner of Hours for this live service are the same as the Main Library building hours.

People and safety continue to drive our decisions

And as needs continue to change, we will continue to change. Our COVID-19 Response Plan continues to evolve. Get a summary here and read the full plan here »

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