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.

Features

News

Summer Reading Summit May 18

Summer Reading Summit

Connect with other Oklahoma librarians and library support staff to discuss Summer Reading 2022 *Discuss best practices using the reading management software during summer reading *Share ideas and solutions to common reading management software problems *Hear from fellow public librarians about reading management lessons learned Can’t attend? Register to receive the archived recording. CEUs are

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Ardmore Carnegie Library (ca 1919)

Library History Project

OLA Committee seeks information and resources to expand the history of the state’s libraries Did you know that the Oklahoma Library Commission and the Oklahoma Library Association published Oklahoma Libraries 1900-1937: A History and Handbook? The book is filled with information about the early days of Oklahoma’s community libraries. OLA’s new History of Oklahoma Libraries Ad-Hoc Committee aims to expand

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Health Literacy Grants for 2021-2022

Health Literacy Grants Awarded to 36 Oklahoma Libraries and Literacy Programs

Innovative project enters its 10th year The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is awarding Health Literacy Grants to 36 public libraries and literacy programs to bring activities and health information to Oklahomans around the state. The grants—totaling more than $220,000—are courtesy of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which has touted the 10-year-old

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Story Walks in Oklahoma

Story Walks in Oklahoma

Take a Walk. Read a Book. At the Same Time! A Story Walk is a fun and engaging activity for children and their families. Typically, Story Walks place an oversized children’s book (taken apart) along an outdoor walking path in communities. There are 15 Story Walks that we know of in 13 Oklahoma communities–Stillwater and Lawton have

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Digital Prairie responsiveness example

Discover Digital Prairie

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, and Territorial Records. Our Research and Discovery interface has EBSCO/Explora resources for everyone in your family. All Oklahomans

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