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

agenda for ODL Board

ODL Board Meeting

A meeting of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Board of Directors will be held: Friday, August 23 at 10:00 am Oklahoma Department of Libraries Second Floor, South Conference Room 200 N.E. 18 Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105   View the Agenda.

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Digital Prairie responsiveness example

New Responsive Digital Prairie

Upgrade brings improved accessibility and responsiveness to ODL Collections Digital Prairie is your gateway to not only EBSCO and Britannica School resources, but also to ODL’s Digital Collections. Until now, when viewing items and searches within the collections, the layout was unresponsive by default. The new version is more readable on mobile devices, tablets and various-sized screens.

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Oklahoma Teen Book Con

The OK Teen Book Con Returns!

Mark your calendars! The Oklahoma Teen Book Con will be held at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman on November 16, 2019. OKTBC is an bi-annual one-day free event for teens and YA-lit fans, aimed at connecting Oklahoma teens to YA authors and books. The mission of the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is

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annual reporting time is open

Libraries… The annual reporting window is now open.

2019 Public Library Reporting The annual reporting window is now open. Your library form is now available online for the Fiscal Year 2019, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Please go to the following link: Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat Collect Submission of your online report is due no later than August 15 for non-system libraries

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book festival pic from 2018

Save the Date for OKBookFest 2019

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. –Meet 75-100 of America’s finest literary talent –Listen to panel discussions and presentations –Buy a book and get it signed by the

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