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.



Celebrate Citizenship

Join Virtual Sessions on the Naturalization Process

ODL and USCIS Celebrate American Citizenship with Free Zoom Sessions on the Naturalization Process   “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…” —George Washington Each

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Oklahoma Book Festival Canceled

2020 Book Festival Canceled

The 2020 Oklahoma Book Festival, scheduled for November 14, has been canceled by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) and festival organizers due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Connie Armstrong, executive director of ODL’s Oklahoma Center for the Book, and Vicki Mohr, administrator of ODL’s Office of Library Development, made the announcement in a joint statement: “This was a difficult

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Wright News blog by ODL

ODL Distributes CARES Act Grants to Libraries and Cultural Institutions

ODL has completed distribution of $350,000 in IMLS/CARES Act Grants to institutions and organizations to fund Personal Protective Equipment and improve Digital Inclusion in communities across the state. Read more… ODL Awards CARES Act PPE Grants to 64 Institutions 50 Grantees Will Utilize ODL CARES Act Funds to Improve Digital Inclusion  

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