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Whether you are looking for the newest bestseller or the next book in your favorite series, with more than 1.5 million items in our collection the Metropolitan Library System has something for you. Search through our selection of books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more available for checkout from your local library or download and stream digital content like eAudiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics, music, or movies from our digital collection.

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Goodbye Overdue Fines

Our mission is "connecting our diverse communities with resources and experiences to educate and enrich lives." These past two years have shown us just how important a role the library plays in the lives of our guests and our communities. You shouldn’t have to worry about life getting in the...

My Library

Essay by Aunnesty

Inside a small, simple library in the center of town, I entered the children’s area and collapsed next to a fluffy therapy dog. The other children, who were cuddling close to their dogs on colorful rugs, quietly read in peaceful voices. At five year...

Upcoming Book Events

Creative Writing Chapbook

All Day2/1 - 2/28
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Online+ Curbside (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Writing
Event Description:
Have you always wanted to explore creative writing but never had the chance? Pick up one of our creative writing chapbooks filled with creative writing exercises meant to strengthen your creative muscles! ...

Spring Teen Book Box Registration

All Day2/1 - 3/4
Midwest City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Midwest City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Have you heard of those subscription boxes where you pay to receive a personalized box of goodies every month? Well this is just like that, except for free! And with library books! Sign up now for a Spring Teen Subscription Box and receive three them...

Disclaimer(s)

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

FAN FICTION FAN ART CONTEST 2023

2/1 @ 9:00am
to
3/10 @ 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Teen Area (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
The Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest was founded by John Hilbert. In dedication to John's work, the contest continues to recognize the remarkable talents of people in our community. February 1, 2023 is the first day to submit ...

Children Reading to Dogs

February 6, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:

Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsitive" self-esteem and improve your reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs at the library.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Family Storytime

February 6, 2023
5:30pm - 6:15pm
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Children's Area (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Storytimes
Event Description:
Further your child's love of reading and join us for a fun family storytime. Children and their parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate with the story and activities during the program. This story-time is best suited for children ages 5-1...

Books & eBooks

Discover books you will love. Explore our staff picks and recommended reading lists or ask us for suggestions.

Books & eBooks Collections

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Always Available eBooks

Our always available eBook collection features over 250,000 titles. These titles span nearly 3 dozen subject areas and include categories like: Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's & Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction, Computer Science, Cooking, Fiction, Home & Garden, Law, Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help & Family, and True Crime.  

Always available means NO waitlist or holds! Read eBooks directly in your browser or download to your device for up to 21 days.

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eBooks (Popular Fiction and Nonfiction)

Enjoy eBooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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hoopla digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Grass Roots Press - Hoopla

Grass Roots Press is a niche publisher, specializing in resources for adults with limited literacy skills. They have an international reputation for publishing high-quality materials for adult basic education and English language learners. This collection can be accessed through Metro's subscription to Hoopla digital. It can be found independently by searching for "Grass Roots Press" in the publisher field using the Advanced Search function. 

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles just for kids. eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these titles on your device may be found on this page.

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Libros en Español Para Descargar

OverDrive ofrece libros electrónicos y audiolibros para leer o escuchar en tiempo real.

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Odilo - Libros en Español Para Descargar

OdiloApp le permite leer libros electrónicos de Odilo en su smartphone o tableta, navegar por el catálogo de la biblioteca, descargar y devolver títulos, así como tomar notas, poner marcadores y mucho más. 

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TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library has over a thousand always available eBooks for elementary school students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, and graphic novels as well as learning activities for literacy and reading comprehension such as puzzles, games, quizzes, and lesson plans.

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Government Printing Office eBooks

To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Users can download these eBooks free of charge, for use on various ereading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content.

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Project Gutenberg eBooks

Search a catalog of tens of thousands of public domain eBooks that never expire and don't count against your OverDrive checkout limit of 10 titles. No restrictions, no waiting, and yours to keep as long as you want!

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Magazine Collections

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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the rise of industries in America and around the world. Redeem a 3-day pass to access wsj.com content without hitting the paywall. 

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Digital Magazines on Libby

Our digital magazine collection available in the Libby app contains thousands of current and back issues of your favorite magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and much more. Issues are always available to check out and do not count against eBook and Audiobook checkout limits in Libby. New to using Libby? Learn more and download the app here.

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hoopla digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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New York Times

NYTimes.com provides free access to articles from 1851-1922 and 1981-present as well as a number of blogs, interactive features, videos, and other web-only content. While offsite, click this link to redeem your 24-hour pass to access NYTimes.com content without hitting the paywall. If accessing from a library computer or on the library's wi-fi, simply navigate to nytimes.com and register for a free NYTimes account or login to your existing account. For full coverage of the Times from 1851-2012, visit our Historical Newspapers database.

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Physical Magazines

The Metropolitan Library System subscribes to more than 350 magazine titles available for checkout from your local library. Not all titles are available at every location.

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Revistas en Español Para Descargar

Libby ofrece acceso a más de 100 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta. 

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Washington Post

Washington Post provides expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. While offsite, redeem a 7-day pass to access WashingtonPost.com content without hitting the paywall. Also available without redeeming a pass if accessing from a library computer or on the library's wi-fi. For full coverage of The Washington Post dating back to 1877, visit our Historical Newspapers database.

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Comics & Graphic Novels Collections

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Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books from OverDrive.

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Comics & Graphic Novels

We add new comics and graphic novels to the shelves at our libraries all the time. Check out this list of titles available to borrow.

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hoopla digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kids Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for Kids from OverDrive.

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TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library has over a thousand always available eBooks for elementary school students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, and graphic novels as well as learning activities for literacy and reading comprehension such as puzzles, games, quizzes, and lesson plans.

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for teens and young adults from OverDrive.

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Listen

If you prefer to consume your content with your ears, we’ve got a robust collection of audiobooks and downloadable and streaming audio services. Check out the resources below and take one (or many) of them with you on your next road trip.

Audiobooks & eAudiobooks Collections

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Audiobooks

Enjoy audiobooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. Audiobooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy audiobooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Audiobooks on CD

If you prefer listening to your books on CD, then we have thousands of titles for your listening pleasure. 

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Audiobooks on Playaway

If you'd rather listen to your titles with the speed of plug-n-play, then you'll love our Playaway audio media players. Just plug in your headphones or ear buds, press play, and you're ready to roll.

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hoopla digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles just for kids. eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these titles on your device may be found on this page.

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Libros en Español Para Descargar

OverDrive ofrece libros electrónicos y audiolibros para leer o escuchar en tiempo real.

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Music

We offer a variety of CDs for checkout from each of our libraries or if you’d rather, you can use one of our free music services to stream current hits, old favorites, or the best music from local artists on your computer or mobile device.

Music Collections

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hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Music CDs

For those who prefer to listen to music on CD, we have albums from all genres and decades. You're sure to fine something to love.

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Podcasts

If you’re into local and Oklahoma history, checkout these two locally produced podcasts. 

Podcast Collections

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Metro Library Podcast

Offering Oklahoma-themed podcasts celebrating Oklahoma arts, culture and history as well as the lives of influential Oklahomans today, the Metro Library Podcast is produced by the Special Collections of the Metropolitan Library System.

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We Will Always Remember Podcast

The Oklahoma City Bombing. Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. April 19, 1995. Authoritative. Unforgettable! Hear gripping, intimate details from first responders, law enforcement, state and federal officials, family, friends and survivors of the deadliest bombing in the United States by a US citizen.

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Watch

We offer a host of feature films, documentaries, and other DVDs for checkout from each of our libraries or if you’d rather, you can discover the joy of streaming free movies and TV shows to your computer, mobile device, smart TV or through a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV/Stick with your Library card.

Movie Collections

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hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service including selections from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A24, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, and PBS. Children and parents can enjoy unlimited use of the Kanopy Kids section with curated children's movies, tv shows, and read-along stories. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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Movies & Feature Films on DVD

With new titles added all the time, our DVD collection of Movies and Feature films is sure to have something for you.

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TV Series Collections

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hoopla allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and magazines to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service including selections from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A24, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, and PBS. Children and parents can enjoy unlimited use of the Kanopy Kids section with curated children's movies, tv shows, and read-along stories. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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TV Series on DVD

With TV Series on DVD, you can enjoy bingeworthy shows without worrying about buffering.

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Documentary Collections

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Documentaries on DVD

If documentaries are more your style, our nonfiction DVD collection boasts titles on nearly every interest. Check one out today.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service including selections from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A24, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, and PBS. Children and parents can enjoy unlimited use of the Kanopy Kids section with curated children's movies, tv shows, and read-along stories. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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