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The Ralph Ellison Library and Southern Oaks Library are providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about their reopening.

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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. Click here for more information.

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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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Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

“Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read!”

September 27-October 3 we celebrate literature that pushed the envelope, including those authors who dared to address difficult topics, share real-life experiences through story and create other-worldly realms that tested our imagination.<...

“Crip Camp” Reading List

“Crip Camp” is a newly released documentary on the history of the disability rights movement. The viewer is introduced to a captivating group of activists from all walks of life who met at a summer camp in the 70s named Camp Jened. They went on to become influential actors in the passing of the...

Upcoming Book Events

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Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Edmond)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Books & Reading, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Read along with us each month as we explore the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Every month we'll journey with Jack and Annie to an exciting new place and time. The doorway to adventure is in your own backyard! This list is for 2nd-4...

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We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Children Reading to Dogs

October 1, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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.   This program is a hybrid of our traditional Children Reading to Dogs program.  We wil...

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

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Teen Book Hotline

October 2, 2020
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Description:
Ring ring! Join Emily and Shelbie on Instagram Live for the Teen Book Hotline, where we share YA book recommendations. We'll tell you all about the newest spooky, scary, and creepy teen titles to fit your October aesthetic.  Follow ...

Postcard Reading List

All Day10/4 - 10/10
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Del City)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Event Description:
Receive a personalized reading list right to your mailbox! This is an ongoing program for all ages. For more information, contact Ask a Librarian...

Remote Teen Book Club

October 5, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Zoom (Choctaw)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading, DIY & Hobbies, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Are you a book-a-holic? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy thought-provoking, teen-led discussions at your neighborhood library. This book club was created with homeschooled teens in mind, but all teens a...

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This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

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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Speakaboos - Early Childhood Online Stories

Brought to you by the mind behind many of PBS’s early childhood series and geared toward children ages 2 – 6, Speakaboos is an early literacy product designed to introduce children to the joy of reading through interactive and engaging stories featuring characters they love. Parents and caregivers looking to supplement storytimes and provide healthy screentime will appreciate the multiple options to read.

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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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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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Digital Magazines from RBdigital

RBdigital is a collection of hundreds of current and back issues of your favorite magazines that can be read on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and more and keep them as long as you want. Directions on how to enjoy magazines from RBdigital on your device may be found on this page.

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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

Rbdigital ofrece acceso a más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta. 

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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
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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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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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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 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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