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Southern Oaks Library

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About Southern Oaks Library

Southern Oaks Library opened its doors in its current location in 1975. This library serves the diverse educational, informational and cultural needs of south Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County. On September 25, 2012, a renovated Southern Oaks Library opened, showcasing its expansion from 16,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. This modernized library has plush reading lounges, a large teen area and over 40 public use computers. Southern Oaks Library is the second library in the Metropolitan Library System to use an automated material return sorter. This sorter automatically directs a returned material to one of up to 20 different location-specific bins for delivery around the Metro Library System. Automating this process helps us save time and get materials back on the shelves faster and with fewer steps. Local sculptor Joe Slack designed several sculptures outside the library entitled “Cover to Cover.”

Book drop location: On the east side of the building.

Special Programs: 
  • Annual summer reading program
  • Children Reading to Dogs
  • Computer Tutoring
  • Holiday programs for adults and children
  • Storytimes for Preschool Children
  • Monthly flyers with detailed information are available in the library.
Services: 
  • Public use computers with Internet access and printing capabilities
  • Mobile and offsite printing
  • Free WiFi
  • MediaSurfers - Check out an iPad to surf the web, use library services, read magazines and books, check email, use social media, play games and more!
  • Copy machine
  • Meeting rooms for public use (reservations required)
  • Self-serve holds shelf and a self-check machine
  • Catalog computers dedicated to searching only Metro Library's collection
  • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and provide readers' advisory
  • Place and pick up interlibrary loan requests
  • Study rooms
  • Tours and instruction in use of library resources (by appointment)
Collection: 
  • Tens of thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages available as hardback or paperback books, magazines, newspapers, books on CD and music CDs, DVDs, Playaways, and more
  • Materials to support literacy programs
  • Reference materials for in-library use

Southern Oaks Library

6900 S. Walker Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: (405) 631-4468

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 1pm - 6pm