Our Services

Library Development

Serving libraries with consultation services, continuing education, computer & technology classes, materials for programs, and training for public librarian certification.

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 online.

Law & Legislative Reference

Provides prompt, nonpartisan, and accurate information to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and to the public.

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Computer & App Training Schedule

Computer & App Classes Now Available for Spring | Register Now!

ODL’s computer/app classes for Spring 2017 are now available for library staff members, as well as adult literacy staff and volunteers. The classes are free and cover many useful topics. From Historypin to social media and podcasts to Photoshop, these technology-based classes will help take your library and literacy work to another level… Also, it’s just plain

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Registration Opens for Certification Courses

Librarian Certification Classes for Spring 2017 are now available for registration. See the complete list of classes.  (Or you can download the PDF for the Spring 2017 Schedule.) Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations will now be processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you

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E-rate Filing: Prepare Now!

E-rate Funding Year 2017 Application Filing Window Opens February 27, 2017 Universal Service Administrative Company announced the application filing window for Funding Year (FY) 2017 will open on Monday, February 27, 2017 and close on Thursday, May 11, 2017. All applicants can begin preparing now for successful filing of your FY2017 application. Find out how you can

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Feedback Requested

Notice of Rulemaking Intent: State Aid Rules and Regulations

ODL is proposing amendments to administrative rules related to annual State Aid payments to public libraries. The comment period for these proposed rules will be accepted by the department through February 22, 2017. Written comments may be directed to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 200 N.E. 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Attn: Jan Davis, or sent by email.

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online training

Digital Prairie Trainings for Britannica and EBSCO

Online Training   Basic EBSCOhost using Academic Search, Masterfile, Newspaper Source February 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Advanced Searching in EBSCOhost March 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Homework Help with Oklahoma Digital Prairie Resource – Britannica K-8! March 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EBSCO’s Focus on Health—RAPID RESULTS April

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