Almonte Library

Almonte Library

Contact Information

2727 SW 59th St

Oklahoma City, OK

73119

Phone: (405) 606-3575

About Almonte Library

In 2011, the Southern Oaks Library moved to the Almonte Shopping Center for a temporary location while their building on South Walker was being renovated. As a result of the high usage by new library users in this neighborhood, the Metropolitan Library System saw a great need for a permanent library in this community. In February 2013, the Almonte Library opened as a permanent location in a leased storefront in the Almonte Shopping Center. That location was 12,500 square feet with a capacity of 35,000 library materials, seating for 60 people, designated spaces for children and teens, a magazine reading area, and a multi-purpose room for small meetings.

In May 2024, the Almonte Library opened a brand-new facility kitty-corner from its former location in the Almonte Shopping Center. The building was part of the voter-approved "Better Streets, Safer City" bond issue. The Almonte Library nearly doubled in size and now boasts over 20,000 square feet to help make the community feel welcome. Guests will find a Makerspace, podcasting studio, drive-up book drop, shaded outdoor space for storytime, playground equipment and more. The collection includes more than 40,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and other forms of media in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The highlight of the space is two large artworks by local OKC artists. Muralist Scott Henderson created a bookcase mural on the northeast corner of the building to celebrate Oklahoma's rich literary heritage. Inside the library, mother-daughter artist duo Nicole and Aztrid Moan created a mosaic tile mural titled "Tree of Lanterns" which features the word Welcome in different languages.

Public transit:

  • EMBARK bus route 012 (click here for route map)
  • Closest bus stop: S May Ave @ SW 59th St (1-minute walk to library from bus stop)

 

Services

    Technology

    • Public use computers with 60-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • Mobile and offsite printing
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Color copy machine with free outbound faxing (to U.S. numbers only) and scanning capability
    • Wi-Fi hotspots (available to check out; holds can be placed in our catalog)
    • Check out a laptop (in-library use only)

     

    MLS Studios (Makerspace)

    • Hours: Mon-Thurs 1-7 PM. To make an appointment, reserve online, call us at 405.231.8650, click the Need Help? button on this page, or email us.
    • Equipment:
      • Mac and Windows computers
      • 3D printers
      • iPads
      • Cricut Maker
      • Button maker
      • Sewing and embroidering machines

     

    Collection

    • Self-serve holds shelf and a self-check machine
    • Catalog computers dedicated to searching the library's collection
    • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and provide readers' advisory
    • Place and pick up interlibrary loan requests
    • Tours and instruction in the use of library resources (by appointment)
    • Experience Passes for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Banjo Museum, and the Museum of Osteology that are first-come, first-served

     

    Spaces

Hours of Operation

Please check the top of this page for notices impacting our hours of operation or services offered.

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm

Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 1 - 6pm


Drive-Up Hours

Available during all operating hours.



Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Safari Search and Find

All Day 6/20 - 6/30
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Onsite (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Displays & Exhibits, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:

Kick off an adventurous summer reading with a safari themed search and find! Animals are running rampant throughout the Almonte library. Can you help us find them all?

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Kitchen Scrap Gardening

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Meeting Room (Almonte)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:

Scrap gardening is great for kids, beginners, or anyone who is wanting to experiment with their first garden. It is also a great way to save money on fresh food by using what you already have in your kitchen!

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Neighborhood Arts: Lucas Ross

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Meeting Room (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:

Target Age: Preschool and school-age children 

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Meeting Room (Almonte)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Gaming, Museums at MLS, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:

Prepare to be spooked and have your wits and logic put to the test in this horror adventure game full of challenges inspired by STEM and real-world forensic techniques.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.

Wiggly Wednesdays

10:00am - 11:00am
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Meeting Room (Almonte)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Description:

Join us in our brand new building as we read stories, sing songs, play, and move and groove. Littles will naturally gain pre literacy skills as they have fun. Caretakers will have the opportunity to connect with other adults.

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. 

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Meeting Room (Almonte)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Gaming, Science & STEAM
Event Description:

Travel with us through this mystical, fantastical, and fun program of navigation, adventure, and teamwork. You’ll learn new skills and put your natural talents to use in this logical game themed program.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer