Due to construction, the Ralph Ellison Library and Southern Oaks Library are providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about their reopening.

Due to the number of buildings still without power, all Metro Library locations will be closed Thurs, 10/29.


All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required for entry into library facilities. Customers without a mask will be served by curbside service. Click here for more information.

Belle Isle Closed for Renovations

Belle Isle Closed for Renovations

The library known to many as the “Millennium Falcon” or the "Starship Enterprise” will soon undergo an extensive remodel, launching the 1960s style library into the future. The library will be closed to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, 2020 while they move into their temporary location, scheduled to open in August 2020.


About the Temporary Location

Because of the closing, library members should be aware of a few changes for dropping off and retrieving books that they have placed on hold. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, library customers will need to return their checked out items, including interlibrary loan titles, to any of the other 18 Metro Libraries in Oklahoma County or visit the book drop at our temporary location at 3621 NW Expressway (between Gold’s Gym and Buy for Less) when it opens in August. Customers who place online holds will need to identify another location for pickup during the closed period. Customer holds for BI are being suspended until we reopen in the temporary location. You’ll keep your place in line and holds will begin being filled again when we reopen.


About the Renovation 

ADG is the local architecture firm for the renovation.

The renovations will preserve the building’s iconic looks while still giving the library some much needed upgrades. The renovation will include adding over 10,000 square feet to the library to include:

  • Larger meeting areas
  • Additional study rooms
  • Children’s programming room
  • Larger teen space
  • A makerspace
  • New furniture
  • More computers
  • Additional parking


Can't make it in to one of our other 18 library locations to browse for books? Check out materials in our digital collection

The library has a robust digital collection including access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music albums through OverDrive, Hoopla and Kanopy.