Legislatively-Mandated Disclosures

Oklahoma law requires all State Agencies to disclose the following information on their public websites.


Statutes and Rules Governing and Affecting Agency

Statutes and Rules for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Statues and Rules for Archives and Records


Use of Federal Funds by Agency

Oklahoma receives an annual State Grant under the Library Services and Technology Act through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

State Grants are awarded annually to State Libraries, but states are given two years to put the funds to work. The most recent completed report—covering ODL’s use of the FFY 2017 grant of  $2,072,788.22—is located on the IMLS website: Oklahoma’s FFY 2017 Report on LSTA State Grant

 The Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB), administered by ODL, applies for the biennial State Board Programming Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). These grants fund projects in the state that promote access to historical records and primary sources to encourage a greater understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. Click here to see the most recent completed report—covering OHRABs use of the 2016-2017 grant of $80,000.


Social Media Policy

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries follows the Office of Management and Enterprise Service’s Social Media and Networking Policy Standards developed for all state agencies.


Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Public bodies are required to list any personally identifiable data collected, how the data is stored, and with whom the public body shares this data.

ODL Personnel Information

Data collected on ODL personnel includes name, social security number, address, phone number, birthday, email address, copy of driver’s license, copy of birth certificate, copy of passport, education transcript, dependent name, dependent social security number, dependent address, dependent phone number and dependent birthday. Beyond the information in the employees’ Human Resources files, the information is stored in the PeopleSoft HR/payroll application and is also stored and used by the Employee Benefits Council, the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, the Employees Group Insurance Division of OMES, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ E-verify system.

Information asked of employees for badge/building access, which is stored in the Oklahoma State Capitol database, is: driver’s license number; year, make, model, and tag number of employee’s vehicle; gender, height, weight, hair color, and eye color. ODL also maintains this information in paper format.

ODL Library Card Holders

Individuals who hold library cards for use of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ collections are state employees. Card registration information collected, which is stored on the library’s circulation system, includes the individual’s name, the name of the state agency that employs the individual, the agency’s address, the individual’s personal address, the individual’s work and personal phone numbers, and the individual’s work and personal e-mail addresses. Card numbers—and only card numbers—are provided to OverDrive so that ODL customers can borrow digital content.

Library Card Registration Data can only be shared outside the agency in response to an Oklahoma Open Records request. No records are kept of documents checked out or electronic information accessed by individuals in compliance with the state’s library confidentiality laws.

Appointment Information

During the 2020 public health crisis, ODL has adopted an Appointments-Only service model to promote social distancing and to allow staff time to disinfect surfaces and equipment in public service areas per CDC recommendations. Customers can make appointments via an appointment form, phone call or email message to access resources in our Main and Oklahoma collections, Government Information divisions, Law and Legislative Reference collection, and State Archives. Individuals may also make appointments with other divisions in the office areas of the Allen Wright Memorial Library. Appointments are recorded on a shared spreadsheet. Personal information collected includes individual names, and in some instances, email addresses, phone number and reason for visit. Information is retained at least until the visit has been completed, and each week’s appointments on the shared spreadsheet are deleted at the end of the week.

Vendor and Grantee Data

While OMES maintains the state vendor database, ODL does have personally identifiable data in paper and electronic (e-mail) form. The information housed at ODL is eligible for destruction after six months, and is usually deleted/destroyed after one year. For vendors doing business under their name—and individuals awarded business through a personal services contract—this personally identifiable information includes name, address, phone number, e-mail, and social security number. Individuals who receive continuing education grants or travel reimbursements are added to the vendor database in order to receive funds, and their information is treated in the same manner as other vendors.

E-mail Distribution Lists

ODL maintains a number of topical e-mail distribution lists (such as lists for board meeting notifications), and visitors to the agency’s website have the option to subscribe to some of these lists in order to receive communications about particular services. Messages sent from ODL to the subscribers do not reveal any personal e-mail addresses. The addresses are stored on GovDelivery servers.

Literacy Tracker Data

Literacy Tracker is a service developed by ODL and Oklahoma Interactive to help adult literacy tutors and providers measure the progress of their students. Information collected includes student names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if applicable); and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of literacy tutors.


Memorandums of Understanding or Agreement

From November 1, 2019 forward, any MOUs or MOAs that ODL has with other agencies will be noted here.