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

State Aid in the time of Covid

Emergency Rules Save State Aid for Public Libraries

Did you know the pandemic threatened State Aid Grants to public libraries this year? For half a century, Oklahoma’s public libraries have been counting on annual State Aid grants to improve collections, purchase technology, sponsor programs for adults and children. Some of our smallest public libraries depend on State Aid grants to keep the doors

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National Poetry Month

A Celebration for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Oklahoma Representative Tammy West has authored House Resolution 1012 proclaiming April as National Poetry Month in Oklahoma to coincide with National Poetry Month which was established in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets. The Oklahoma Center for the Book in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries will help celebrate and promote the event by showcasing some of

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Canceled Literary events

Two Big Literary Events Canceled for 2021

The Oklahoma Center for the Book in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is canceling the 2021 Oklahoma Book Award Dinner and Oklahoma Book Festival The Annual Oklahoma Book Award competition continues in 2021 for the 32nd year, but award recipients won’t be picking up their medals at an in-person ceremony this spring. For the second year in

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2020-2021 Health Literacy Grants

Health Literary Grants for 2020-2021

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) has awarded 25 Health Literacy Grants totaling more than $174,000 to libraries and adult literacy programs for the 2020-2021 grant cycle. Grantees will use the funds to provide a variety of health and wellness programs for the state’s residents. Programs during the 2019-2020 cycle attracted a record 32,000 Oklahomans,

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