Patience S. Latting Northwest Library

Northwest Library

About Patience S. Latting Northwest Library 

The Patience S. Latting Northwest Library opened on May 22, 2012 as the first new Metro Library location in more than 30 years. This 35,000 square foot library features imagery of the Oklahoma prairie including study areas housed in glass that resemble oil derricks. Wood-slat walls are reminiscent of the oilfield equipment crates that were historically used as temporary housing. Also unique are the outdoor patios for children and adults. Shelving end-panels feature scenes from the Oklahoma prairie such as wheat fields and windmills. Oklahoma-themed outdoor art sculptures include a 7’ tall saurophaganax dinosaur, a 7’ long collared lizard, a raccoon, and cowgirl Lucille Mulhall with her shelter dog, Wall-E. These whimsical sculptures by artist Solomon Bassoff of Faducci Studio are constructed of steel armature covered with hand sculpted cement and enhanced with applied Italian glass mosaic.

The Northwest Library has broad sustainability features that will allow it to become the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified public library built in Oklahoma. These LEED elements include a drip irrigation system, low-flow faucets/toilets to reduce water use, a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce energy consumption, use of recycled and regionally sourced materials for construction, use of sustainably harvested wood, low-emitting finishes and day-lighting for interior spaces. The Northwest Library, located near NW 122nd and MacArthur, is easily accessible through its close proximity to both the Hefner Parkway and the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Book drop location: Drive-up return on the south side of the building.

Contact Information

5600 NW 122nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK

73142

Phone: (405) 606-3580

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Services

  • Technology
    • Public use computers with internet access and printing capabilities
    • Mobile and offsite printing
    • Free WiFi
    • Color copy machine with outbound fax and scan capability
  • Collection
    • Self-serve holds shelf and a self-check machine
    • Catalog computers dedicated to searching only Metro 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, school group visits welcome (by appointment)
  • Spaces
    • Teen area
    • Comfortable reading lounge adjacent to outdoor patio
    • Children’s area with interactive literacy center and children’s outdoor patio
    • Study rooms - Free (reservations required)
    • Meeting rooms - Rented for a cost (reservations required)

Upcoming Events

Total Wellness with OCCHD

October 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
The Total Wellness program provides FREE interactive weight loss classes for Oklahoma County residents to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour every week for eight weeks. All class participants have a goal of losing 5% of th...

Autism Advocacy: The Teenage Years

October 17, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Description:
The specific impact of being on the Autism Spectrum can vary from family to family. But wherever you and your family find yourself, both on the spectrum as well as your phase of life, you can find resources and tools in one of our four unique session...

Family Playtime/Storytime

October 17, 2019
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For ages 1-5 years: Sharing in playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Playtime will be followed by a short storytime with songs, rhymes, and book...

Tai Chi: A Continuation

October 21, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Description:
Continuing to build on our Tai Chi for Better Balance Series, this continuation class will help you to further develop your Tai Chi skills. Learn new forms that can help you improve your balance, strength, and mobility. This low impact class is suit...

Children Reading to Dogs

October 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Family Programs, Reading Help
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 at the library....

Teen Time

October 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education
Event Description:
Bored? Hang out with us at the library. Each Monday, we'll have some type of teen activity. It could be robotics and coding, arts and crafts, music, theatre, writing, or something else entirely!  This event is for TEENS ONLY (ages 12-18). This ...