Remote Library Services for Oklahomans

desk and computer, iPad and bookMany 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 a digital collection that helps you explore the state’s history.

Digital Prairie is your gateway to ODL’s digital collections and some powerful EBSCO information and reference resources.

Our Research and Discovery page has resources for everyone in your family and all Oklahomans can access it for free from anywhere in the state. Topics include Health, Education, Business, Literature, Home Improvement, Hobbies and Crafts, and more. There are millions of magazine and journal articles at your fingertips. Our Explora and EBSCOhost Student Search topics will help the young students in your family connect with relevant resources for school and independent exploration. You will also find Temporary Access to free resources from EBSCO, Britannica, OCLC and Tumblebooks, including eBooks, Math, Science, Social Studies and COVID-19 information.

Scroll down the main Digital Prairie page to view ODL’s Digital Collections. Access state publications at Documents.OK.Gov, investigate history with our Oklahoma Collection, and our Ada Lois Sipuel, and Tulsa Race Massacre collections. Open a window to the past with our Images of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Postcard collections.

ODL and Oklahoma Archives present a visual look at Oklahoma's past with Timeline of Oklahoma History and Oklahoma Governor's Timeline.

Check out the online adventures on our Kids Connections page! You’ll find numerous fun online resources for learning. Topics include Art (by and for children), Reading and Writing, Fun and Games, Science and Math, and Safety. Also discover sites related to Travel, History, and Adventure. Have fun exploring!

You can find links to other free resources on this page.

Don’t forget your local public library. While many of the state’s public libraries have closed to the public during this virus outbreak, some staff may continue to work inside the buildings and may be available to answer reference questions or get materials to you. Public electronic library services may also still be operational during their closing. Find your local library and call them or visit their website to see what services are available during this time.