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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Highlights from the 2019 Book Festival

Rain and wind didn’t stop a record crowd from turning out for the 2nd Oklahoma Book Festival on Saturday, September 21. The day featured national headliners, author panels, poetry readings, book sales and signings, and, of course, Kids Crafts! Read all about it!

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ODL’s Health Literacy Initiative Becomes a National Model

As the agency distributes another round of Health Literacy Grants to Oklahoma libraries, the Initiative is attracting national attention. ODL’s efforts will be part of a four-state study into how public libraries are contributing to the health literacy movement. Get more of the story…

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Vicki Sullivan Retires After 35 Years of Service to ODL

Less than a year after Director Susan McVey’s retirement, we’re saying goodbye to our Deputy Director, Vicki Sullivan. Sullivan logged 44 years of service to the State of Oklahoma, including 35 years at ODL, with 17 of those years as second in command. Read on to learn more about Sullivan’s contributions to Oklahoma’s library and

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