Local Educators & At-Home Learners

Buildings closed until December 16. Digital and virtual services only. More »

Are you teaching or caring for kids in Oak Park? We are here to support you, students, and families.

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Get & renew your library card

Live in Oak Park and don’t yet have an Oak Park Public Library card? Get a card »

Don’t live in Oak Park? Every teacher, teaching assistant, daycare provider, and school staff member working in Oak Park can get an Oak Park Public Library educator card. Have your current photo ID and an Oak Park school employment ID to get started. Educator cards must be renewed each year.

Need to renew or sign up for your new educator card? Call 708.383.8200 »


Request resource delivery

While library buildings are closed until December 16, resource delivery is currently unavailable. More »

Do you want physical library items (such as books, movies, and artifacts) to support your virtual classroom work? Oak Park educators and childcare providers can receive items, contact-free! To request delivery and pickup of books, kits, artifacts, or other library materials for your school or daycare group, please ask us now »


Watch & share how-to videos

Watch these instructional videos to get yourself, your students, and your families started with these useful library resources, including:


Bookmark top homework help websites

An Oak Park library account number and PIN is what you need to access online resources, live tutoring support, and more. Here are a few of our librarians’ most requested resources, by age and grade:


Discover & explore hands-on learning

  • For all ages: Discovery Kits are backpacks based on themes and full of hands-on play-and-learn activities. Explore nature, make art, practice coding, and even learn to play the ukulele: Check out and take home a kit and explore related activities »
  • For tweens in grades 4-8: Try It Thursday offers developmentally appropriate and fun activities to build skills (personal, artistic, scientific, and social). For our next session, check the calendar »

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