Our Services

Library Development

Serving Oklahoma libraries with consultation services, public librarian certification training, continuing education courses, computer & technology classes, and program materials.

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 open-access online.

Law|Legislative Reference

Providing prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government as well as to the general public.

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Continuing Education Conference Grant

Attention Librarians: The LSTA Grant Application is now available! Deadline to submit the application is March 30, 2018! Please review all the specifications before applying. This LSTA Grant, offered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is for the purpose of educating library professionals and improving library service in the state. In accordance with the Oklahoma Certification

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The Literacy Project

Pizza Hut is teaming up with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to raise funds for the state’s future. All donations will be used to give books to Oklahoma children most in need. The fundraiser kicks off February 26th and ends April 15th. Your support will help build a new generation of readers! WANT TO HELP?

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Britannica Changing to HTTPS

Britannica is making some security changes that could affect your library’s access to Britannica School and other Britannica products. Below is the message sent from the company… To ensure secure transmission of data between our users and our online resources, Britannica has moved its product to HTTPS. This has become the industry standard, and we

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Read Across Oklahoma News 2018

Read Across Oklahoma 2018

Read Across Oklahoma is part of the statewide Ready to Learn initiative coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and OETA. This program promotes literacy and helps build the foundation for a lifetime of learning, specifically targeting preschool children who may be at risk for low literacy. On Tuesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to

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Health & Wellness Programs in Oklahoma

These health-based workshops at public libraries across Oklahoma incorporate ways to eat healthy, exercise, and maintain overall mind and body health. The following programs are brought to you by these local public libraries/systems, Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Health Literacy project and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Questions about health programs at your library?…

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Computer & App Classes Available

Computer & App Classes for spring 2018 are now open for enrollment! This semester, we are offering nine classes on finding and using health information resources. The classes are open to Oklahoma library staff and literacy program staff and volunteers.  Some library staff members may wish to consider taking several of the courses in order to become a Certified Health

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Register for Librarian Certification Courses

Librarian Certification Classes are now available for registration. See the complete list of classes.  (Or you can download the PDF for the Spring 2018 Schedule.) Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations are processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you to verify you are

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