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.
Virtual EBSCO trainings for Oklahoma librarians and teachers are now available to view anytime! Thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ statewide contract and funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, all schools, libraries, and residents have access to powerful EBSCO information and reference resources on Digital Prairie. (If your school or library is notRead More
Join Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins as she talks about the book All the Way to the Top and her part as a young activist for disability rights. Thanks to the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma, this a FREE opportunity. 2020 was the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Jennifer was just 8Read More
Did you know the pandemic threatened State Aid Grants to public libraries this year? For half a century, Oklahoma’s public libraries have been counting on annual State Aid grants to improve collections, purchase technology, sponsor programs for adults and children. Some of our smallest public libraries depend on State Aid grants to keep the doorsRead More
April was National Poetry Month! Oklahoma Representative Tammy West authored House Resolution 1012 proclaiming April as National Poetry Month in Oklahoma to coincide with National Poetry Month which was established in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets. The Oklahoma Center for the Book in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries celebrated and promoted the event by showcasing some of Oklahoma’sRead More
Digital Prairie now has even more to offer. 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, Territorial Records, and more. Our Research and Discovery interfaceRead More