Our Services

Library Development

Serving Oklahoma 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

ODL law & legislative reference provides prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government as well as to the public.

Featured Sections


Build a Better World

2017 Summer Reading Program

Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during the summer months.  Every summer public libraries become the focal point for many children and teens looking for programs and activities to fill their free summer days. Books can take us anywhere in the universe using our most precious vehicle… Imagination. Go

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LSTA in Oklahoma

Federal library funding has had an important impact on library services in our state. Check out the recent Independent Evaluation of Oklahoma’s LSTA program and review the federally-funded projects that are making a difference in Oklahoma communities large and small. Read more about the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)… at work in Oklahoma.

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XYZs of iPhones and iPads

Don’t miss out on XYZs of iPhones and iPads: Intermediate Training for Librarians. ODL’s computer/app classes for library staff members, as well as adult literacy staff and volunteers. Learn how to take iPhone and iPad use in libraries to the next level with this fun, hands-on class. Move beyond the basics and make these handheld devices work

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

The latest post, How State Aid Makes a Difference, presents information on state and federal funding that assists with local library services. 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

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