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.



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COVID-19 Response: Free LexisNexis for Legal Research

We continue to partner with LexisNexis due to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to provide access to legal research remotely during this crises. Persons who cannot otherwise conduct legal research are welcome to register for a one-time Lexis Advance® ID. This ID will be good for 30 days This ID will be delivered to you within one

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2020 ABC Book Now Available

This publication contains a thorough listing of all Oklahoma state agencies. The ABC Book includes listings for Oklahoma elected officers, cabinet, legislature, high courts, and institutions as of September 2020. Each listing includes statutory citations, addresses, phone numbers, and sections on the agency’s mission statement, history, and function. The printed version will be available later this

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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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Remote Library Services

Many of us are teleworking and practicing social distancing. If you haven’t discovered the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ remote services, now is the right time. We have electronic resources to help you research topics for your job, for home improvement, or for your own enjoyment. We have reference resources to help your children with school work and

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