Oak Park Library

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Oak Park Library
899 North Kanan Road, Oak Park, CA 91377

(818) 889-2239

Hazel D., Library Supervisor

 "Oak Park Library - Dusk" by RMA Photography, Inc.

 HOURS

Mon - Tues       2 - 8

Wed - Thurs    10 - 6

Fri - Sat          10 - 5

Sun                 Closed

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  • Oak Park Library is located at 899 North Kanan Road in Oak Park, CA at the southern edge of the Oak Park High School campus.  View map.

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Services

  • Want to know how to get a library card, borrow a book and more? See our FAQ page.
  •  Access the library catalog from home.
  •  If a book you want is not available at your local library, it can be be ordered from other libraries at no charge.
  • Telephone questions will be answered during open hours. Call (818) 889-2239.
  • Does your child need Accelerated Reader Books?  Use Medea Creek Middle School's searchable AR List or  AR Bookfinder .
  • Fifteen computers are available for public Internet access. All computers have the 2010 version of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. Printing is available at ten (10) cents per page.
  •  A self-serve copy machine is available at ten (10) cents per page.
  •  Meeting Room Rental - Two (2) meeting rooms are available for public use.
    • The Film and Lecture Room seats forty (40) people and is equipped with a podium and a DVD/Video player that is connected to a projector. The projector also has a laptop computer connection.
    • The Conference Room has a large conference table and 16 chairs.
    • Reservations are required and are on a 'first come first serve' basis.  To check fees and make a reservation please call 818-889-2239.
  • 24 hour Book Return: the book drop is located next to the front door of the library. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Teen Library Volunteers - The top reasons to volunteer:
    1. Help yourself and your library!
    2. Volunteering looks REALLY good on college applications!
    3. Help with the Summer Reading Program or the Robots in the Library program.

Come by or call the library at 818-889-2239 and check it out!

  • The Oak Park Friends of the Library group supports and benefits the Library. The Friends run a bookstore which funds the library's Summer Reading Program and other activities. Contact the Librarian for more information on becoming a member of the the Oak Park Friends of the Library or visit the Friends page.

  • Volunteers are needed for Adult Literacy Program. For more information click here.

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History

Library service in Oak Park began with a bookmobile stop near the May Boyar Park in 1968.  The bookmobile continued to visit until 1981. Oak Park residents lobbied for more library service and in 1979 students mounted a letter writing campaign to get approval for a public library in the community. 

In August 1980, the Oak Park School Board and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a jointly operated school/community library located on the Oak Park High School campus.  In 1981, the new library opened.  By 1992, Oak Park’s population had more than doubled and a new, larger library was needed. 

Many options were considered, community members were consulted and the architectural firm, Fields & Devereaux was selected to design the new library.  Our award-winning library opened in 2004 and the building incorporates many environmental and energy conservation features.


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