Using Your Library Card & Account

There are lots of great ways to use your card. Here are answers to some of the mosts commonly asked questions.

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Logging in & getting started

More about your card

  • Most Oak Park library cards never expire.
  • Cards for educators and businesses expire after one year but may be renewed.
  • Library cards with printed expiration dates (issued before March 20, 2012) can be renewed at the library with your photo ID and proof of Oak Park address. Find library locations and hours »
  • Report a lost or stolen card so we can mark it as lost, which protects you if it is misused. Show your ID at any library location to have a replacement card made. Contact us now »
  • Let us know if you move out of Oak Park so we can update your library account. Contact us now »
  • Use your valid Chicago Public Library card or another Illinois library card here. Registration may be required on your first visit.

Using the catalog

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