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Lexis Nexis Logo

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 business day and allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for legal work and personal legal research.

If your research needs extend beyond 30 days, or if you have already used your 30 day free period, then please call 1-888-AT-LEXIS to discuss personalized plan options.

You may also make an appointment to visit ODL to conduct research on Lexis at the library in person by using our appointment scheduler here, or calling 405-522-3505.

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A B C Book

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 fall. The ABC is published compliments of the Thomson Reuters and is available—as long as supplies last—for free at ODL’s Allen Wright Memorial Library (200 NE 18 Street, west of Lincoln).

If mailing is required, there is a $2 charge for postage and handling. To request a copy delivered by mail, please call 405/522–3383.

View and download the 2020 ABC Book.

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Oklahoma Book Festival Canceled

2020 Book Festival Canceled

The 2020 Oklahoma Book Festival, scheduled for November 14, has been canceled by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) and festival organizers due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Connie Armstrong, executive director of ODL’s Oklahoma Center for the Book, and Vicki Mohr, administrator of ODL’s Office of Library Development, made the announcement in a joint statement:

“This was a difficult decision but we believe it is in the best interest of Oklahoma book lovers. It is simply too risky to have any type of in-person event right now, even with safety precautions. Additionally, we do not feel a completely virtual book festival would garner enough audience participation to warrant the costs necessary to put on such programming. The pandemic is also making fundraising and partner recruitment more difficult for non-profits and community events at this time. We are disappointed, but remain enthusiastic about the future of the Oklahoma Book Festival program. Please look for information in the coming months on a 2021 festival.”

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archives meeting

Archives & Records Commission Meeting

The next scheduled meeting for the Oklahoma Archives and Records Commission will be Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Access to the meeting will be via Zoom. Instructions for attending are on the third page of the Agenda.

See Agenda for details.

The Archives and Records Commission is a five member statutory board created in 1947 (67 O.S., Section 305). With certain exceptions, it has the sole, entire and exclusive authority for the disposition of all public records and archives of state officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies, and institutions.



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Wright News blog by ODL

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.

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Health Literacy Mustang

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.

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