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.



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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Oklahoma Department of Libraries Board of Directors

ODL Board Meeting

A meeting of the ODL Board of Directors will be held on Friday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. Oklahoma Department of Libraries 200 NE 18th Street Second Floor South Conference Room Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Agenda and Board Packet are available for download (PDF file) The meeting may be viewed online. Instructions for joining the meeting

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State Aid in the time of Covid

Emergency Rules Save State Aid for Public Libraries

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 doors

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Digital Prairie responsiveness example

Discover Digital Prairie

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 interface

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annual reporting time is open

Libraries… Annual reporting is now open.

2021 Public Library Reporting The annual reporting window is now open. Your library form is now available online for the Fiscal Year 2021, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Please go to the following link: Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat Collect Submission of your online report is due no later than August 16 for non-system libraries

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