Directions to Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077


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Driving to the Library by car
   ... from the north
   ... from downtown Chicago
   ... from the south via Lake Shore Drive
   ... from the northeast

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Driving from the north

  1. South on Edens Expressway (94) to Dempster Street east
  2. East on Dempster Street to Gross Point Road (second light)
  3. Right (southwest) on Gross Point Road to Oakton Street (third light)
  4. Left (east) on Oakton Street six short blocks (last street is Park Street) to Library's parking lots on south side of Oakton

Skokie Public Library is just west of Skokie Village Hall. If you reach the light at Oakton and Lincoln/Niles Center Road, you've gone past the Library.

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 Driving from downtown Chicago

  1. North on Kennedy Expressway (90) to Edens Expressway (94) merge
  2. North on Edens Expressway (94) to Touhy Avenue west
  3. West on Touhy Avenue to Niles Center Road (Holiday Inn and Sander's Pancake House on corner)
  4. Right (north) on Niles Center Road to Oakton Street (fourth light)
  5. Left (west) on Oakton Street about one block to Library parking lots on south side of Oakton

Skokie Public Library is just west of Skokie Village Hall.

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Driving from the south via Lake Shore Drive

  1. North on Lake Shore Drive to Sheridan Road merge
  2. North on Sheridan Road to Howard Street
  3. Left (west) on Howard Street approximately 4.5 miles to Lincoln Avenue
    Pass through lights at Western, California, McCormick, Crawford, Kostner, and Skokie Boulevard
  4. Right (northwest) on Lincoln Avenue to Lincoln/Niles Center Road (first light)
  5. Right (northwest) on Lincoln/Niles Center Road to Oakton Street (first light)
  6. Left (west) on Oakton Street about one block to Library parking lots on south side of Oakton

Skokie Public Library is just west of Skokie Village Hall.

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Driving from the northeast

  1. South on McCormick Boulevard or Skokie Boulevard to Oakton Street
  2. Right (west) on Oakton Street to Library parking lots on south side of Oakton

Skokie Public Library is just west of Lincoln/Niles Center Road and Skokie Village Hall.

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Parking suggestions

As part of the 2003 Library expansion project, public parking was expanded on the west side of the building and a west entrance to the Library was opened.  In addition to the parking lots on the east and west sides of the building, the following parking areas are convenient to the Library:

  • After 5:00pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, parking is permitted in the Village of Skokie lot at Oakton and Floral Avenue, across from Village Hall.
  • Public parking is available in the municipal lot on the east side of Floral, and in two municipal lots facing Lincoln Avenue.

When planning your trip to Skokie Public Library, you may want to keep in mind that peak periods at the Village Hall are Monday and Thursday evenings.  The Library's peak use times are Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

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