The Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library was temporarily closed due to malfunctioning air conditioning at the building and a malfunctioning elevator. 

Library Executive Director David Seleb said in a telephone interview that the AC at Dole, 255 Augusta St., and the building elevator both failed on Monday, Aug. 27, but the two were unrelated.

The AC was restored on Aug. 30 and the library reopened the next day, but the elevator is still out of order, Seleb said.

Dole is the only one of the library’s three branches that is not owned by the library system. The building, which also is used by the Park District of Oak Park and the village, is owned and operated by the Village of Oak Park, Seleb said.

It is unclear how long the elevator will be out, which Seleb said creates a barrier to access for patrons unable to take the stairs. “The village is working to get authorization for the resources to repair (the elevator),” he said. 

Tim Inklebarger 

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