CURRENT STAGE: Curbside Plus
In our "Curbside Plus" stage, customers can enjoy curbside delivery of their ready holds. In-library technology will still be available as public computers can be reserved for up to two 30-minute sessions per day. Scanning, copying, printing, and faxing services are also available. Customers can connect to our free Wi-Fi from outside the building. Browsing the shelves, reading, and studying in the library is not currently available.
We are following the City of Oklahoma City mask ordinance and CDC mask recommendations in all Metropolitan Library System libraries. Everyone age 11 and up is required to wear a face covering (covering both the nose and the mouth), like a mask or face shield, in library facilities. There are some exceptions:
- Children age 10 and under
- People with a developmental disability
- People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and people who are communicating with someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing
- People who are unable to remove the mask without assistance
Customers who do not follow the mask mandate will be served by curbside service.
Stay informed of any changes to service or hours of operation by watching our website and following us on social media.
Curbside Plus HOURS OF OPERATION
- Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
- Friday: 9am-6pm
- Saturday: 9am-4pm
- Sunday: 1-5pm
The hours for Harrah, Jones, Luther, Nicoma Park, and Wright vary from the hours listed above.
Phone and digital support is available: M-Th: 9-9pm; Fr: 9-6pm; Sat: 9-5pm; Sun: 1-6pm
- Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
- Saturday: 9am-4pm
- Sunday: 1-5pm
After 6pm Monday - Thursday, customers can request to have their ready holds brought to the front door for walk-up service.
Curbside delivery for Harrah, Jones, Luther, Nicoma Park, and Wright will operate within their regular hours of operation.
How It Works
- We will notify you by text, email, or postal mail when your holds are ready to pick up. Text and email are the quickest ways to be notified and you can enable these settings on this page.
- To pick up a hold using curbside service, call the library once you have arrived during the curbside hours of operation, press option 3, and curbside staff will deliver your holds to your car.
Curbside Plus IN-LIBRARY SERVICES
SELF-SERVICE COPYING, FAXING, PRINTING, AND SCANNING
- Make copies, send faxes, print documents, or scan documents in the library.
- Faxing and scanning are free.
- Costs to make copies or print: black and white-$0.10/page, color-$0.50/page.
- Only one customer at a time will be allowed in the library to copy/fax/scan. If there is a wait for the machine, customers should wait outside, as appropriate.
LIMITED PUBLIC COMPUTERS USE
- Computer sessions are 30 minutes each with a max of two sessions/day.
- Computer sessions are reserved in-person only at every library.
- If there is a wait to use a computer, customers should wait outside, as appropriate.
- Computers are spaced to support social distancing.
- Children’s computers are not available.
Curbside Plus SAFETY MEASURES
- Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all customers and staff inside any Metropolitan Library location.
- In addition to wearing masks, staff will wear gloves while handling materials and money.
- All returned materials will be held in quarantine for at least 96 hours before they are checked in and customers will be credited for the date on which they returned the materials.
- If a library facility must close for disinfection, we will do so in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- All materials must continue to be returned to the library using the outside book returns.
- Frequently touched areas will be cleaned at least three times/day. These areas include (but are not limited to) public computers, self-check machines, desks and tables, and copy/scan/fax machines.
- Computers are spaced to support social distancing.
- Tables and chairs will not be available for customers to use.
- Visit our Student Center to locate homework help resources, a list of upcoming programs, fun scavenger hunts, arts/crafts tutorials, and more.
- Missed our Neighborhood Arts performances? View past performances on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Neighborhood Arts showcases a variety of musical styles and performance arts round out the cultural offerings. The performances are sponsored by the Arts Council of OKC, National Endowment of the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and aim to provide access to music, dance and visual arts education” to the community. These videos will be available until December 31, 2020.
- Looking for fun activities for your family? View our Create at Home video library and use materials easily found at home to create masterpieces. Our staff highlight an easy family craft and provide supplemental reading to continue the learning after the craft is complete.
- Our library mascot is lonely and misses seeing children in our libraries. We invite children of all ages to write Spoticus and become his pen pal.
- Don't know what to read next? Let our reading experts create a personalized reading list just for you.
- Watch our events calendar for updates about upcoming programming.
ACCESS THE LIBRARY FROM HOME
- Digital Titles Available 24/7 - Your library has plenty of digital titles available 24/7 for all ages, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases, streaming music, movies, TV shows, and more.
- Book a Librarian - Do you need help navigating an online application? Learning how to video conference? Researching your ancestry? Complete a short survey and a librarian will contact you by email, phone, or video chat.
- Research, Services, and Online Learning - Get access to library services, collections, research and online learning sources wherever you are! Get help from Ask a Librarian, explore online training through Lynda.com, learn a new language, research your family history, and more.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will continue.
- Our Suggest a Title service will continue.
- All children's materials are fine free.
- Access free Wi-Fi from our library parking lots at any time.
- In-person library programs are suspended until further notice, but many programs are available online.
- Library outreach has been suspended until further notice.
- Public meeting room usage has been suspended until further notice.
- In-person volunteer opportunities, including volunteering for the Friends of the Library, have been suspended until further notice.
- Browsing the shelves, retrieval of holds, and In-library reading or studying are not available during the Curbside Plus stage.
- Book donations at our libraries and at our sort site have been suspended until further notice. If you would like to be notified when we resume accepting donations, please visit this page.
About the Coronavirus & COVID-19
According to the CDC, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Coronavirus symptoms often appear similar to the common cold or influenza. The most common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
According to the CDC, symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after being exposed.
Coronavirus is thought to spread through close contact (within about 6 feet). Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can be inhaled into the lungs through the nose or mouth.
It is possible to spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it. However, this is not thought to be the main way of spreading the virus.
Infected people are believed to be the most contagious when they display the most symptoms. Spread is possible before showing symptoms, but this is less likely.
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- It’s especially important to wash:
- Before eating or preparing food
- Before touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling your cloth face covering
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.
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Monitor Your Health Daily
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
From the CDC Website
Preventative Measures and Information
Interim guidance, as provided by the CDC, is based on what is currently known about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and transmission of other viral respiratory infections. CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.