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 Reference

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

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New Classes Added for Computer & Electronic Resources

Due to the high demand for the Computer & Electronic Resources Librarian Certification training, two new classes have been added to the schedule for OKC (March 29) and Bartlesville (April 5). To enroll in the OKC class, go to:  Computers & Electronic Resources, March 29 OKC. Enroll in the Bartlesville class at:  Computers & Electronic Resources,

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Book Awards 2017

2017 Book Awards Finalists & Honorees Announced

The 2017 Oklahoma Center for the Book‘s 28th annual Oklahoma Book Awards will be held April 8, 2017, at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Book Awards are given each year in fiction, non-fiction, children/young adult, poetry, and design/illustration categories for work written by an Oklahoman or

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Read Across OK April 4

Read Across Oklahoma @ OKC Zoo April 4

Join us for this annual event designed to get young children excited about reading. April 4 from 10am-1pm Meet PBS Kids’ characters and Find the Cat author Gwendolyn Hooks Musical Performance by Sugar Free Allstars Fun Activities for young readers! Free events with paid zoo admission Free books to the first 1,000 children Free limited-edition

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Oklahoma Land Rush

Apply Now! Preservation Plan and Access Development for Small Institutions

Deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017 The Oklahoma Collections Preservation Plan and Access Development for Small Institutions Program (Preservation Plan Program) is an initiative of the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Financial support is provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the funding arm

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Computer & App Training Schedule

Computer & App Classes Now Available for Spring | Register Now!

ODL’s computer/app classes for Spring 2017 are now available for library staff members, as well as adult literacy staff and volunteers. The classes are free and cover many useful topics. From Historypin to social media and podcasts to Photoshop, these technology-based classes will help take your library and literacy work to another level… Also, it’s just plain

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Registration Opens for Certification Courses

Librarian Certification Classes for Spring 2017 are now available for registration. See the complete list of classes.  (Or you can download the PDF for the Spring 2017 Schedule.) Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations will now be processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you

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E-rate Filing: Prepare Now!

E-rate Funding Year 2017 Application Filing Window Opens February 27, 2017 Universal Service Administrative Company announced the application filing window for Funding Year (FY) 2017 will open on Monday, February 27, 2017 and close on Thursday, May 11, 2017. All applicants can begin preparing now for successful filing of your FY2017 application. Find out how you can

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