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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ODL Board Meeting

A meeting of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Board of Directors will be held: Friday, December 13 at 10:00 am Oklahoma Department of Libraries Second Floor, South Conference Room 200 N.E. 18 Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105   View the Agenda.

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Say Goodbye to Edge 1.0

Edge 1.0 Will Not Be Available After Dec. 31, 2019 Has your library backed up its Edge 1.0 data and reports? Access Your Edge 1.0 Account Now >> The Edge benchmarks, tools, and web platform were developed and first used by public libraries in 2014. In order to ensure that Edge addresses the evolving role

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Census 2020: Key Roles for Libraries

In 2020, the Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. Like past e-government efforts, this will likely impact libraries and libraries’ technology resources as staff work to assist people in participating in the Census. The 2020 Census also presents an opportunity to increase public awareness and use of Census data. Prepare for increased use

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Time to Enter the Book Awards

Authors, poets, illustrators, photographers and book designers… Enter your work for the 2020 Oklahoma Book Awards! Download the call for entries. Books considered for this award must have an Oklahoma-based theme, or entrants must live or have lived in Oklahoma. Books must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Entries must be received

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Research + Discovery

Working on a research paper for school? Explore the Research + Discovery section on Digital Prairie. The Research + Discovery page is part of Oklahoma Digital Prairie, ODL’s electronic library that also houses state publications, digital collections and a state government search engine. Through Research + Discovery, you can access to more than 30 EBSCO

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