Oriole Park Branch-Chicago Public Library

Oriole Park Branch-Chicago Public Library Oriole Park Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program including:
a painting by Kathleen King
paintings by Elaine Pawlowicz

Oriole Park is the most Northwest branch of the Chicago Public Library in the City of Chicago. It serves the Oriole Park community which is part of the greater Norwood Park and O’Hare area. The current Oriole Park location which opened in 2004 is the closest branch to O’Hare airport. The branch features environmentally sustainable construction under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.The branch can trace its roots back to a weekly bookmobile serving the community in the early 1960s. With the expansion and growth of the community the bookmobile could no longer meet the demands of the patrons and in 1965 the Chicago Public Library opened the Oriole Park sub-branch leasing space in the mall from the Harlem-Foster Shopping Center. In 1970, the sub-branch had to make way for the expansion of the adjacent Columbia National Bank now Chase. It was moved to a new 3,000 sq. ft. building at the corner of Foster and Oketo. The branch remained there for 34 years until the current 14,000 sq. building was built on a lot adjacent to Oriole Park Elementary. Many decades ago the original three room Oriole Park Elementary “little red schoolhouse” stood on the very same spot.

Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library

We have been happy to partner with The Adler Planetarium to offer free #eclipse glasses to patrons at each of our branch locations. Due to high demand, many branches have already distributed all of their glasses. If your branch has run out, here are some other opportunities to get free glasses from Adler.

Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library

Over 2.4 million printed books were sold in 2016!😲 If you're looking to donate any from your shelves, here are some places to consider. 📚


7454 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00


(312) 744-1965


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