About the Oak Park Library

The Oak Park Public Library opened in 1958 and circulated 160,000 items the first year.  Oak Park Public Library is currently part of The Library Network, which connects Oak Park residents to 55 other libraries across four counties and allows access to around one million items.  The Oak Park Library is also part of the Library of Michigan's statewide borrowing program, which gives Oak Park residents access to materials from across the entire state of Michigan and can be accessed at Mel.org.

Services at Oak Park Public Library include a computer lab with printing/scanning, a children's area, two study rooms (available by reservation), study tables with electrical outlets, a notary service, test proctoring, a Friends' Store, and many other services and amenities.   

History of Oak Park Library - Anniversary Document (2018)


The Mission

The Mission of the Oak Park Library is to provide materials, services and information to the diverse community within the City of Oak Park to meet the community's lifelong educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs. This has been the catalyst for the Library's program and service development.


Policies and Guidelines

Patron Behavior Policy (Adopted August 17, 2021)
Study Room Policy (Adopted August 17, 2021)