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

Fill Out Your FAFSA Today!

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available on October 1st. Planning on attending a college/university? Read more here!


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, became available on October 1st, 2018! If you are planning on attending a college or university, filling out this form allows schools to tell you what type of financial aid you can receive. If you are a returning student, renew your FAFSA by updating the form information. New students for the 2019-2020 academic year should follow the steps below:

1. Create an account. Click here to create an FSA ID, a secure password and username that allows access to the FAFSA form.

2. Fill out your FAFSA. Click here to navigate to the FAFSA form. You will be asked to login with your FSA ID and the application will provide step-by-step instructions.

3. Review and accept your aid. Colleges/Universities you list on your FAFSA will send you financial aid award letters. Educate yourself on the varying types of aid, and make an informed decision on accepting or declining offered money.


Learn more about the different types of aid that are available by clicking here .

Searching for scholarships? Let the library be your resource! Inquire about the following scholarship guides and more at the 2nd floor Adult Services Desk.


Created by Kristin Lansdown on Oct 5th, 2018 @ 11:40 AM.
Updated on Oct 5th, 2018 @ 3:12 PM.