Data Privacy

The Oak Park Public Library is committed to protecting the privacy of all who use its services in compliance with Illinois state laws and professional standards related to the personal information of library users (see the library’s Confidentiality of Circulation Records Policy and Institutional Data Policy).

Data privacy and third-party vendors

Oak Park Public Library uses third-party vendors to provide digital content, including ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, online resources, and more. Some of these vendors may collect and share the personally identifiable information (PII) you choose to provide them in order to use their services. You can choose not to use these third-party vendors.

The information that could be collected by third-party vendors may include:

  • When you register with the third-party vendor, provide feedback and suggestions, request information, or create shared content
  • Internet address (IP address), search history, location-based data, and device information
  • Non-personally identifiable information, such as your ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of your request, demographic data, hardware/software type, interaction data, serving domains, page views, and the web page you visited immediately prior to visiting the site
  • Other data as described in the vendor’s privacy policy and terms of use

The Oak Park Public Library’s Confidentiality of Circulation Records and Institutional Data policies do not apply to the third-party vendors we use. We suggest you review the privacy statements for individual third-party vendors to decide if you agree to their terms.

Digital Content/Resource NamePrivacy Statements for Third-Party Vendors
Academic Search PremierEBSCO »
African American HeritageProQuest »
African American History OnlineInfobase »
American Indian History OnlineInfobase »
AncestryProQuest »
AppSirsiDynix »
AtoZ Maps OnlineWorld Trade Press »
AtoZ World CultureWorld Trade Press »
AutomateEBSCO »
BiblioboardBiblioLabs »
Biography Reference CenterEBSCO »
Biography in ContextGale »
Brainfuse JobNowBrainfuse »
Brainfuse HelpNowBrainfuse »
Business Source PremierEBSCO »
CatalogSirsiDynix »
Check IllinoisRecord Information Services »
Chicago Tribune (current and historical)ProQuest »
Consumer’ CheckbookConsumer’s Checkbook »
Consumer Health CompleteEBSCO »
ConsumerReports.orgEBSCO »
CreativebugCreativebug »
CultureGramsProQuest »
FlipsterEBSCO »
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)Gale »
HeritageQuestProQuest »
History Reference CenterEBSCO »
HooplaMidwest Tape»
KanopyKanopy »
Legal Information Reference CenterEBSCO »
Literary Reference CenterEBSCO » (soon to be LinkedIn Learning) »
Mango LanguagesMango Languages »
MasterFILE PremierEBSCO »
Media On Demand (Libby)Rakuten OverDrive »
Middle Search PlusEBSCO »
MUZZYGrowing Minds »
The New York TimesThe New York Times »
NewsBankNewsBank »
NewspaperARCHIVENewspaperARCHIVE »
NewsPaper Source PlusEBSCO »
NoveList K-8EBSCO »
Novelist PlusEBSCO »
OpenAthensJisc »
PebbleGOCapstone »
Points of View Reference CenterEBSCO »
PressReaderPressReader »
Primary SearchEBSCO »
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)Data Axle »
ScienceFlixScholastic »
Science Reference CenterEBSCO »
Small Business Reference CenterEBSCO »
Value LineValue Line »
World Book DatabasesWorld Book »

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