Our Services

Library Development

Serving Oklahoma libraries with consultation services, continuing education, computer & technology classes, materials for programs, and training for public librarian certification.

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 online.

Law & Legislative

ODL law & legislative reference provides prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government as well as to the public.

Featured Sections


annual reporting time is open

Annual Reporting Time for Public Libraries

The window for submitting your FY 2017 Annual Report Data is now open! The deadline for reporting is August 15 for non-system libraries, and October 2 for library systems. To help you prepare for inputting your information online, go to Public Library Reporting and Statistics for downloadable forms and statistics. Once you have gathered the information,

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Build a Better World

2017 Summer Reading Program

Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during the summer months.  Every summer public libraries become the focal point for many children and teens looking for programs and activities to fill their free summer days. Books can take us anywhere in the universe using our most precious vehicle… Imagination. See 2017

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LSTA in Oklahoma

Federal library funding has had an important impact on library services in our state. Check out the recent Independent Evaluation of Oklahoma’s LSTA program and review the federally-funded projects that are making a difference in Oklahoma communities large and small. Read more about the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)… at work in Oklahoma.

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

Check out ODL’s Wright News blog for news and information direct from the Allen Wright Memorial Library in Oklahoma’s State Capitol Complex. The blog reports on projects and programs of the ODL, share news and views from the world of libraries, and post various and sundry other items of interest to our community.      

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