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Park Forest Public Library
Park Forest Public Library
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Technological Services

We offer a wide variety of technical services including:

  • Public Computers 
    • Adults
    • Kids
  • Photocopies
    • Color
    • Black & White
  • Printing 
    • Color
    • Black & White
  • Faxing
  • Scanning
  • Free Wi-Fi

The printing cost is $.10 per page for black and white and $.50 per page for color.  Faxing cost is $1.00 per page.

All Tech services shut down automatically 15 min prior to close.

There are time restrictions and other regulations that must be observed when using our public computers. 

Studying and Meeting Rooms

There are certain requirements and guidelines that must be met to reserve a room at the library. Please refer to our Meeting Room Policy for more information.

There are several rooms at the library available for booking:

  1. Study Rooms
    • We have two study rooms available for booking. One of the study rooms can hold up to two people while the other can hold up to three people.
    • Study Rooms can be reserved in person at Information Zone or over the phone at (708)-748-3731 Ext. 24.
  2. Conference Room (4-12 people)
    • Our conference room can hold up to 12 people. A group must have at least four people to book the Conference Room. A group that has less than four people may be placed in the Conference Room only if both of the Study Rooms are occupied.
    • The Conference Room can be reserved in person at Information Zone or over the phone at (708)-748-3731 Ext. 24.
  3. Ringering Room
    • The Ringering Room can hold up to 80 people. It has A/V capabilities and is thus ideal for lectures and presentations.
    • Contact the Kaitlyn, at (708)-748-3731 Ext. 31  to reserve the Ringering Room or to find out more information about reserving the Ringering Room.

Homebound Services

We offer FREE home delivery services to residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields.  We can provide audiobooks, books (Regular and Large Type) CDs, DVDs, right to your doorstep.  For more information or to request this service, please call Katherine (708) 748-3731.

Bookdrop Locations

Our Book Drop Locations can be found at:

  • Northwest side of the library's parking lot 
  • Park Forest Village Hall
  • Olympia Fields Post Office

Drive-Up Window

Pick up items from the library without leaving your car. Here's how:

  1. Select items from the library catalog online and place them on hold. Select Park Forest Drive-Up Window as your hold pick-up location. You may also place items on hold by calling (708)-748-3731 Ext. 11. Please have your library card number ready before calling.
  2. You will get an automated notification (email, call, or text) when your items are ready for pick-up.
  3. Come to the library via the Lakewood entrance and follow the arrows for the drive-up window.
  4. Ring the doorbell.
  5. We will check your items out to your account. Please have an ID ready at this time.

Little Free Libraries

"Little Free Libraries" are stations where you can exchange books for free. Pick up any book that catches your attention free of charge. You may also leave books to share with others. Our "Little Free Libraries" are located at:

  • Downtown Park Forest (near the bus stop)
  • Lakewood Boulevard outside the Library
  • Forest Boulevard across from the Police Station
  • 211th St/Lincoln Hwy Metra Station
  • Sergeant Means Park

Test Proctoring

We offer proctoring for both Real Estate and College testing by reservation only.  Please call Info Zone at (708) 748-3731 Ext. 24  to schedule your appointment.  You will need a valid ID.  Please provide all details at the time of your request.


We have a variety of formats available:

  • Large Print
  • Books
  • Digital Magazines & Periodicals
  • Audiobooks
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Playaways (pre-loaded audiobooks)
  • Video Games
  • E-Books
  • Digital Videos
  • Digital Audiobooks
  • Digital Music