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Find what you love!

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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Free Downloadable and the Benefits of Pretend Play

by Victoria, Marketing and Communications

Downloadable Designed by Reagan, Engagement Specialist at Ralph Ellison Library

Children love to pretend! My daughters are constantly mimicking the things I do. When I'm in the middle of cooking a meal, I'll sneak around t...

5 Ways to Become a Joy Harjo Superfan

by Victoria, Marketing and Communications

There is absolutely no question that Joy Harjo has captured our attention. Everything from the gracefully raw way that she leads our literary senses as the U.S. Poet Laureate to how she teaches us about real history and the historical experience...

Upcoming Book Events

SO's Pen Pals

4/5 @ 10:00am
to
5/28 @ 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Adults, Teens, Kids! Hi There! Stuck at home? Feeling like an Alien? Here is the program for you: Write to a librarian! Become a SO's Pen Pal and a librarian will write to you and send you a cool piece of mail! Tell us a little about you o...

Bethany StoryWalk®

All Day4/6 - 5/29
Bethany Library
Library Branch: Bethany Library
Room: Outside (Bethany)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Join us for a StoryWalk® around Bethany Library. Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. When you've reached the end, stop in the library to collect a craf...

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. 

The Booknerds: YA Book Boxes

4/6 @ 9:00am
to
4/12 @ 8:00pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Sign up for your own personalized book box, filled with some great new YA reads selected just for YOU. You'll receive 2 new YA books (published in the last 1 to 1.5 years) checked out to your library card along with some fabulous fun treats. When you...

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!

Poem a Day for National Poetry Month

All Day
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Visit Ralph Ellison Library for a poem a day during National Poetry Month, featuring different poets, eras, and subjects. You just might find a new favorite! You can read a poem in the library or we'll give you a copy of today's poem to take home. Ha...

Spoticus Around the World Take Home Kit

All Day4/12 - 4/17
Capitol Hill Library
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Games & Gaming, Reading Help
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Spoticus is traveling around the world this year. Each month he will be visiting a new country but he needs your help. Solve the puzzles using familiar sight words and complete the craft inside to learn about each new place. This is a great activi...

Disclaimer(s)

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!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

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, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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 eBooks just for kids. 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 eBooks 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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Internet Archive Text Archives

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books. 

Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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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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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, The Economist, 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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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, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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.

Visit Resource Website
Libby icon

Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for kids. 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 eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

Visit Resource Website
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Libros en Español Para Descargar

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

Visit Resource Website
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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.

Visit Resource Website
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Internet Archive Text Archives

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books. 

Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox is an online resource that provides free access to thousands of audiobooks in the public domain. The audiobooks are created by a team of volunteers and they can be streamed or downloaded or transferred to a CD or an MP3 player. Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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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, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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 digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows 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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