Our Services

Library Development

Serving libraries with consultation services, continuing education, computer & technology classes, materials for programs, and training for public librarian certification.

Literacy Resources

Provides services, leadership, and technical assistance to library and community-based literacy programs throughout the state, as well as coordinating several statewide initiatives.

Archives & Records

Preserving, storing, archiving and presenting historical records of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Oklahoma state government from territorial days forward.

Reference & Circulation

Presenting resources for learning and research through collections and databases available to libraries, patrons, schools, students and state employees.

Government Information

Providing state and federal information in the original format and/or digital versions. Documents, publications and more are available online.

Law & Legislative Reference

Provides prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and to the public.

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

Check out ODL’s Wright News blog for news and information direct from the Allen Wright Memorial Library in Oklahoma’s State Capitol Complex. The blog reports on projects and programs of the ODL, share news and views from the world of libraries, and post various and sundry other items of interest to our community.  

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online training

Digital Prairie Trainings for Britannica and EBSCO

Online Training Britannica K-8 Basics – OK Digital Prairie January 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Explora for Public Libraries and School Libraries January 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Help to Meet Edge Benchmarks with Oklahoma Digital Prairie Resource – Britannica K-8! February 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Basic EBSCOhost

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Census Workshop

Using Census Bureau Data for Economic Development

February 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm This hands-on workshop will teach you how to obtain the newly released Economic Census data from the Census website. Economic Census data may be used in business planning, business peer comparisons and market analysis. This upcoming workshop will take place live via video at four locations around

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summer reading

Librarians: Join the Summer Reading Workshops

Summer Reading Workshops This workshop will concentrate on ideas for the Build a Better World Summer Reading Theme. We have it all: STEM, crafts, tiny worldbuilding, book talks and hands on activities all at low cost and high fun value. Get started planning your Build a Better World summer reading program with Dana Helms and

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census pie chart

Basic Census Workshop

Workshop will be Januray 24. Still a few spaces left! Learn how to use the basic features of the U.S. Bureau of Census website, Census.gov. We will focus on its American FactFinder  search tool to get population and housing data by topic, geography, and race and ethnic groups. You’ll know how to get data for

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Computer & App Classes

Librarians: Sign up now for Intermediate Photoshop Elements

ODL’s computer/app classes are open to library staff members, as well as adult literacy staff and volunteers. All classes are held at the ODL Computer Training Lab unless otherwise specified. Check out: Intermediate Photoshop Elements: Color Correction Techniques on January 27. Sign up for the waiting list if the class is full. Additional sections of that class

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