Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

About the Computer Center

From internet access to scanning to 3D printing, the Computer Center on the 2nd floor has so much for you!
Patrons with valid library cards can access computers for free for up to an hour, or can pay $1.00 per hour (as long as no one is waiting).
Some of our other services are free (faxing, for example), others have small costs associated with them (laminating small items & 3D prints).

Computer Center Guidelines

  • The Computer Center is considered a quiet area.
  • Please silence your cell phone when working on the computers.
  • Please keep conversations quiet so as not to disturb other patrons.
  • Covered beverages are allowed but please refrain from eating in the Computer Center.
  • Remember to save all information to a flash drive. All information saved to the computer’s hard drive
    will be deleted when the computer is restarted.
  • Please keep all bags and other possessions under the table or chair while working.
    Please be respectful of others using the Computer Center space.
  • Please do not leave items unattended in the Computer Center.
  • Please do not install or run any personal applications or programs on Computer Center equipment.
  • License agreements and copyright laws must be adhered to when using Computer Center equipment.
  • Viewing of inappropriate images and videos is not allowed in the computer center. Offenders will forfeit the
    remainder of their login time and be asked to leave. Repeat offenses may result in the loss of Computer Center privileges.

The Computer Center has:

34 Windows PCs – includes Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher), Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browers,
DVD Flick, CD/DVD drives, and USB ports

  • 1 Black & White Printer
  • 1 Color Printer
  • 2 Flatbed scanners
  • 2 Document scanners
  • 2 Copiers (1 black and white only, 1 black and white or color)
  • Laminator (laminating sheets available for $.25 each in 3”x5”, 5”x7”, and 8.5”x11”)
  • 6 Laptops that can be checked out for in-library use for up to 2 hours per day
  • 2 walk-up stations available for 15 minute use without a library card
  • 1 3D printer and 1 3D pen
  • 1 Typewriter

Computer Login Guidelines

  • Patrons with valid Oak Lawn Public Library cards have free access to computers
  • A valid card is not expired and has less than $5.00 in fines
  • Patrons with a valid non-Oak Lawn Public Library card may present their library card for 1 free hour of time, each additional hour is $1.00
  • Patrons with no library card may purchase a visitor pass for $1.00 per 1 hour of computer use
  • All patrons may use the 15 minute walk-up station once per day
  • Computer time may be limited when there are no available stations


Printing and Copying Guidelines

  • Printing and copying are available at $.10 per page for black and white and $.30 per page for color
  • Money can be added to a card or login ID at the print release station
  • The print release station accepts $1 and $5 bills as well as credit cards. There is no minimum for credit card payments.
  • No money will be refunded


Training and Assistance

  • One-on-one appointments for more in-depth assistance are available. Please visit the Computer Center Desk for more information.
  • Computer Center staff are happy to assist patrons as time allows. Please note that staff members may be called away to assist other patrons.
  • Computer classes are offered each month. Please view the calendar, check out the newsletter, or speak with a staff member for information about upcoming classes.
  • Be respectful of staff and other patrons

Created by Mary Williams on May 22nd, 2017 @ 4:58 PM.
Updated on Sep 18th, 2019 @ 1:53 PM.