Serving Oklahoma libraries with consultation services, public librarian certification training, continuing education courses, computer & technology classes, and program materials.
Provides services, leadership, and technical assistance to library and community-based literacy programs throughout the state, as well as coordinating several statewide initiatives.
Preserving, storing, archiving and presenting historical records of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Oklahoma state government from territorial days forward.
Presenting resources for learning and research through collections and databases available to libraries, patrons, schools, students and state employees.
Providing state and federal information in the original format and/or digital versions. Documents, publications and more are available open-access online.
OLA Committee seeks information and resources to expand the history of the state’s libraries Did you know that the Oklahoma Library Commission and the Oklahoma Library Association published Oklahoma Libraries 1900-1937: A History and Handbook? The book is filled with information about the early days of Oklahoma’s community libraries. OLA’s new History of Oklahoma Libraries Ad-Hoc Committee aims to expandRead More
Innovative project enters its 10th year The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is awarding Health Literacy Grants to 36 public libraries and literacy programs to bring activities and health information to Oklahomans around the state. The grants—totaling more than $220,000—are courtesy of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which has touted the 10-year-oldRead More
Take a Walk. Read a Book. At the Same Time! A Story Walk is a fun and engaging activity for children and their families. Typically, Story Walks place an oversized children’s book (taken apart) along an outdoor walking path in communities. There are 15 Story Walks that we know of in 13 Oklahoma communities–Stillwater and Lawton haveRead More
Digital Prairie is your gateway to historical information, research and reference resources. Browse ODL’s online collections for topics like Women’s Suffrage, Oklahoma Postcards, yearbooks from across the state, Tulsa Race Massacre, historic Images of Oklahoma, State Government Documents, and Territorial Records. Our Research and Discovery interface has EBSCO/Explora resources for everyone in your family. All OklahomansRead More