ANNOUNCEMENT:

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.

NOTICE:

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.

For Students

Upcoming Online Events

MLS Spirit Week

All Day10/25 - 10/31
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
With Halloween coming up during a difficult time in our history, we want to spread a little happiness and celebrate the season with a Halloween “spirit” week! Join us on social media for a socially distanced week of Halloween fun. Post a picture each...

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

October 29, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
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Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 459
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! Silver Sneakers Classic is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depen...

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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.

Children Reading to Dogs Halloween Special

October 29, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
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Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Event Description:
This week's Children Reading to Dogs has a special theme:  Halloween.  Come dressed in your Halloween costume while therapy dogs will be dressed in their own Halloween costumes!   Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsit...

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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.

Oklahoma UFOs

October 29, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Join local Field Investigators from the Mutual UFO Network as they discuss Oklahoma UFOs and other current events in UFOlogy. Topics include the government's recently announced UAP Task Force, major US sightings, the Navy's Tic Tac videos, and the pr...

 

Downloads & Streaming Services

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homework Help Databases

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Britannica Library Children

A kid-friendly version of Encyclopedia Britannica designed to help K-5 students with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Library Young Adults

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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Explora for Elementary School Student Research

Elementary students can easily search for information about animals, arts and music, biographies, math, science, and more using resources like Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, popular full-text elementary school magazines, eBooks, thousands of images, and videos. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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Explora for Secondary School Student Research

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides full-text coverage of many topics via magazines, newspapers, reference books, eBooks, biographies, radio and tv news transcripts, primary source documents, maps, images, and more. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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HelpNow

HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics as well as for popular software like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows and Mac operating systems.

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National Geographic Kids

Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

This collection is a complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos and the PAWS (People, Animals, and the World) database.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Presents the points of view towards current social issues and provides essays, primary sources, statistics, and topic overviews to better inform you about the issues.

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Science Online

Comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, and national STEM standards. Science Online includes thousands of experiments and activities, articles, biographies, diagrams, timelines, videos and animations, a science dictionary, and more.

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World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

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Online Learning

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HelpNow

HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics as well as for popular software like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows and Mac operating systems.

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LearningExpress Para Hispanohablantes

Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector, desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, prepárese para el examen de GED, y prepárese para su Examen de Ciudadanía or gane su Tarjeta Verde.

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Little Pim

A language-learning resource for kids and babies that uses videos and other tools to help them learn a new language in a way they can enjoy and understand.

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lynda.com

lynda.com contains thousands of self-paced online courses that you can use to learn more about business, CAD, design, education, hardware and software, technology, video, web design and much more. NOTE: To sign in to lynda.com, use your last name as your Library Card PIN.
lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Mango Languages

Learn one of over five dozen languages, including over a dozen ESL courses, using real-life situations and conversations with Mango. This program is self-paced and helps you to learn by first listening to, and then repeating, words and phrases.

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Oklahoma Driving Practice Tests

Take practice tests for obtaining a driving permit, a motorcycle license or a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Oklahoma, get access the official driver's manual for each license, and search an FAQ with answers to over 100 questions about an Oklahoma driver's license.

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Signing Savvy

A sign language video dictionary and learning resource that contains American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs.

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