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Oklahoma is currently home to over 200 public library sites. These libraries are branches of county or multi-county library systems, or are administered by local municipalities. In addition to these official public libraries, you will find a number of volunteer libraries around the state. Get a library card and discover a world of possibilities.

Awards are given each year in fiction, non-fiction, children/ young adult, poetry, and design/ illustration categories for works written by an Oklahoman or about Oklahoma. The 2024 Book Award finalists will be announced in March. The awards ceremony will be on May 11. View the 2023 winners and interviews. 


The archivists at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries digitized 363 newsletters from 1943 to 1978 for you to view online. The bulletins published by the Oklahoma State Department of Health contain timely articles related to public health of interest to both the professional health worker and everyday citizens.


The Legal Information for Oklahoma initiative seeks to collect, organize, and promote access to resources related to the Oklahoma legal system. View resources for Library Staff and general info for Oklahomans.

ODL provides access to many books, audiobooks, videos, and other materials to patrons through their local public libraries. Patrons can borrow a resource that is rare or unavailable at their local library. 

Several step-by-step lessons are available online to help you navigate various software applications, applying for jobs, internet safety, social media account set up, research techniques and citing resources. 

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Last Modified on Feb 20, 2024