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Primary Card

This all-access pass is for people who live in or own property in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County. Persons 17 and older who meet eligibility requirements may apply for a card while persons under 17 will need the signature of a parent or guardian. Certain others may qualify for this card so if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

We also offer a Library-by-Mail service for residents of Oklahoma County who are homebound or over 65.  Contact Library by Mail at 405-606-3295 for more information and to determine eligibility. 


Reciprocal Card

Twice as nice. The Metropolitan Library System (MLS) maintains a reciprocal service agreement with the Pioneer Library System, headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. Those who live, work, or attend school in Cleveland, McClain or Pottawatomie counties; also, Blanchard school district students living in Grady County may apply for a card which offers access to most MLS services. Primary Card holders may do the same at any Pioneer Library.



ONEcard is a partnership between the Metropolitan Library System and area schools. Students enrolled in a ONEcard account are able to use their student IDs to access Metro Library resources. Students are automatically enrolled in ONEcard when they are registered to attend school, unless their parent or guardian has opted them out. ONEcard is a fine-exempt account type, though students are responsible for lost or damaged materials. Learn more about ONEcard.


School Card

Students and teachers who do not qualify for primary or reciprocal service may be eligible for service if their school is in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County. School Cards are valid for one year and eligibility must be verified annually. School card service includes all MLS services except interlibrary loan. Students must present proof of current enrollment and teachers must submit a Teacher Verification Form.


Annual Fee Card

Live outside our service area? You can obtain an Annual Fee Card for $70 per year. Even better, this $70 fee entitles each member of your household to be issued their own card. Using our library value calculator, you can quickly see just what a bargain $70 is for your entire household.


Guest Pass

If you're a visitor to our system and are simply wanting to use a public computer, you can request a Guest Pass which will provide access to the Internet, access to productivity software such as Microsoft Word, and access to our databases.

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