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.



Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book special meeting

Friends of the OCB- Special Meeting

Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:00 pm on the 2nd Floor, South Conference Room at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. View the agenda.

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Edge 2.0 for Libraries

Edge 2.0 is gaining steam… Did you know? Your public library can start the Edge 2.0 Assessment anytime you’re ready. Visit http://www.libraryedge.org to get started! One big change with Edge 2.0 is that there is no longer an assessment window. That means that you can take the assessment at a time of the year that works

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

Read about the induction of Oklahoma library champion Helen Loretta Freudenberger Holmes into the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. Check out ODL’s Wright News blog for news and information direct from the Allen Wright Memorial Library in Oklahoma’s State Capitol Complex.      

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book festival pic from 2018

Save the Date

The 2nd Annual Oklahoma Book Festival will take place at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City on September 21, 2019! This FREE event welcomes book-lovers young and old for a day of educational adventure. Go the Oklahoma Book Festival website for more information. Find out how you can attend as an author, exhibitor, food vendor or

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Research and Discovery, featuring EBSCO & Britannica

Research & Discovery on Digital Prairie

Working on a research paper for school???? Try out the Research + Discovery section on Digital Prairie. The Research + Discovery page is part of Oklahoma Digital Prairie, ODL’s electronic library that also houses state publications, digital collections and a state government search engine. The Research & Discovery service offers geolocation access to more than

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Exercising at the Pioneer Library

Health & Wellness Programs

These health-based workshops at public libraries across Oklahoma incorporate ways to eat healthy, exercise, and maintain overall mind and body health. The following programs are brought to you by these local public libraries/systems, Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Health Literacy project and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Look for a Health & Wellness Program

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